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One of psychology’s most important characteristics is its coupling of science and practice. This is reflected in the mix of academic courses and laboratory experiences offered at Minot State. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in critical thinking, writing, and synthesizing research material. All courses required for the psychology program are offered on the Minot State campus. Students can blend various course delivery options by enrolling in courses offered on campus, online, at MAFB, or in Bismarck.

The psychology program objectives include:

  • Understanding clinical/personality basis of human behavior
  • Understanding the biological basis of human behavior
  • Understanding the developmental and social processes in human behavior
  • Understanding the learning and memory components in human behavior
  • Understanding the applications of psychology to human behavior

Beyond the bachelor's degree
A bachelor’s in psychology is excellent preparation for continued graduate work in psychology or other fields such as business, medicine, law, or computer science. Those who earn master’s degrees in psychology may qualify for positions in school, clinical, and industrial-organizational psychology or other areas of psychology. According to the American Psychological Association, the highest paid and greatest range of jobs are available to psychology doctorates.

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Get involved
As a Minot State student, you’re invited to join the Psychology & Addiction Studies Club to help build a rewarding life outside the classroom.
Experienced faculty
Our faculty members are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community. They have both the academic training and the real world experience to prepare students for graduate work in psychology.
Application and coursework
New freshmen and transfer students are invited to major in psychology. To graduate, students must complete their general education coursework, 41 hours of psychology coursework as listed in the catalog, and the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements which requires a minimum of 120 credits. Additional information concerning the psychology programs can be found at
Job opportunities
A psychology major will help you meet the ever-changing challenges of the work world as well as give a solid platform to launching a career. Options for careers are:
  • Administrative support             
  • Public affairs
  • Education                                
  • Business
  • Sales                                        
  • Service industries
  • Health                                      
  • Personnel analysts
  • Marketing
  • Law enforcement
  • Human resources
  • Probation officers
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.