The Department of Education and Psychology at Southwestern Adventist University offers a Minor in Psychology as a companion to many other degrees. A study of psychology is relevant for nearly every profession and allows students to make relevant connections and practical applications to their chosen field. 


Some possible degrees that would benefit from a minor in psychology include:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Kinesiology
  • Pre-professional fields (allied health, law, medicine)
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Teaching
  • Theology


A Minor in Psychology can be highly beneficial to any career you choose. You will learn how people behave, think, and react, which is an essential skill in many professions.


  • Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Detective
  • Police Officer
  • Marketing and Sales Associate
  • Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pastor


Expected employment growth of Social Workers between 2018-2028

Required Courses  
Item #TitleCredits
PSYC 212General Psychology3
PSYC 220Human Growth and Development3
PSYC 330Life Transitions, Grief and Loss3
PSYC 340Abnormal Psychology3
 Psychology Minor Upper Division Elective3
 Sub-Total Credits21


Faculty Profiles

Cheryl The, Ph.D.

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor

Lynette Frantzen, PhD

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor

Michelle Quiej, BS

Education & Psychology
Administrative Assistant