Open to Psychology majors or non-majors with appropriate background coursework. This minor focuses on psychology's role in the field of education and provides a foundation for those interested in a career as a School Psychologist. The required practicum experience must take place in a school or mental health service setting. This minor is of particular value to students interested in education, testing or working with children.
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.
|PSY 370||School Psychology 1||3|
|PSY 373||Behavior Modification||3|
|PSY 395||Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences 2||3|
|PSY 498D||School Psychology Practicum 3||3|
|Select two elective courses from the following||6|
|Applied Behavioral Analysis|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities|
|Child, Family and Community Psychology|
Please note that PSY 203 is a prerequisite course for PSY 370
Please note that PSY 201 is a prerequisite course for PSY 395
Please note that enrollment in PSY 498 requires permission from the minor supervisor and must involve direct service in a school or mental health service setting that focuses on children.