Cultivate your curiosity.
Why does chocolate make you happy? Why do we succumb to peer pressure? Why do some people develop addictions more easily than others? Why do you want to understand everyone around you more deeply?
Psychology is the scientific study of "why," or specifically, the examination of behavior and mental processes and their application to human welfare. Students who have an interest in psychology but would prefer to adapt their study as a complement to another major may choose to minor in Psychology. The curriculum allows flexibility in course selection. Thus, students with majors in a wide variety of disciplines will find it possible to design a psychology minor that is relevant to their career goals.
Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.