Minors give students an opportunity to obtain a broad understanding of a field outside of their major through a set of courses carefully chosen by the offering department. The psychology program at Florida Tech offers three minors in psychology.
The general psychology minor is designed to give students a broad-spectrum overview of psychology and its research methods, and a sampling of the two primary divisions within psychology: natural science bases of behavior (e.g., biological psychology) and social bases of behavior (e.g., social psychology). The general psychology minor requires 19 credit hours to complete. The minor in psychology provides an exciting and broadening educational experience for all majors.
The Florida Tech psychology program also offers the minor in Forensic Psychology, the dynamic intersection between psychology and justice and law enforcement systems. The forensic psychology minor requires much of the same basic psychology as the general psychology minor, but also includes a broad overview of forensic psychology. This minor requires 20 credits of coursework. Students who are interesting in forensic accounting (accounting majors), crime scene analysis (chemistry and biology majors), or law, and students in any major who would like to use their major in the criminal justice or intelligence fields will find this minor extremely valuable in their career pursuits.
The Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor aligns with national CAST standards and builds multidisciplinary knowledge on child development, the family, social and legal systems, and child maltreatment (abuse and neglect). Designed for students planning to pursue careers in child protection or other professional settings that work alongside children and their families, it prepares students to effectively respond to victims of child maltreatment and/or trauma in a variety of prospective career fields. This minor requires 20 credits to complete.