Jul 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychological Health and Well-Being, Minor

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A minor in Psychological Health and Well-being provides students with a well-grounded and interdisciplinary approach to the science, processes, and practices associated with promoting psychological health and well-being in individuals and communities. The minor in psychological health and well-being is intended to enhance the curriculum for students who intend to pursue careers in the social, health, and/or mental health services and/or graduate study in the health professions, social work, or counseling and/or clinical psychology. Students who complete the minor will: 

  1. Understand the connections between biological, psychological, and physical health;
  2. Learn about the research and theory on stress and its management;
  3. Explore mechanisms for promotion, prevention, and intervention aimed at enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities; and
  4. Apply skills and competencies through activities such as civic engagement, campus programs, leadership opportunities, and/or community-based placements.

Minor Requirements: 20 credits

Students are encouraged to enroll in relevant coursework prior to declaring. Students interested in pursuing the minor must have declared a major inside or outside of psychology, completed at least 48 credits, and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. All approved minor courses taken prior to declaration will be transferred towards the minor after the declaration. Courses are offered on a space-available basis and approval into the minor does not guarantee enrollment or completion.

Any student interested in declaring this minor should consult with Dr. Dawn Salgado to serve as their minor advisor. This minor consists of 20 credits and coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

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