College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Applied psychology in educational and community settings minor

Enrich your major and boost your future career with a minor in APECS

An APECS minor will increase your knowledge, skill level, and experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings. You'll become familiar with the field of educational psychology, acquire knowledge and skills conducting research and/or serving in educational and community contexts. And you'll apply your knowledge and skills through a hands-on practicum experience.

This undergraduate minor is a good choice for students who wish to pursue future graduate education in educational psychology, social work, counseling, youth development, teaching, or other related fields.


    This 15-credit minor will allow you to apply psychological theory (systems-ecological, developmental, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral) to interpersonal, social, cultural, institutional, or economic contexts. The core curriculum includes a 3-credit integrated practicum that combines research and practice in applied psychology.

    For more course information, see core and elective courses.

    Completing and declaring your minor


    Laura Paczkowski

    Academic advisor