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What is a good minor to go along with a Psychology major?

I know that most colleges want you to have a minor if you major in Psychology and I know for sure that I want to major in that, but I have no idea what I should minor in. #psychology #college #college-major

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Linda Ann’s Answer

Three suggestions for a minor:

  1. biology, especially if you have any interest in neuroscience;
  2. communications- useful for almost any major. A communications minor will enhance your public speaking skills and help improve logical arguments that you make both verbally and in writing!
  3. foreign language - again, useful and practical for any major. Having fluency in a second language increases your chances of being called in for an interview when you have applied for a job.

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LaRae’s Answer

Hi Destinee! That is an excellent question! I had my undergraduate degree in Psychology and did not choose anything to minor in. I really didn't know what to choose, so I just stayed with Psychology. In hinds sight, I would choose something that will help you no matter what such as Business Administration, Finance, Teaching, etc. Choose something you are interested in that can help you in whatever endeavors you do. Business Administration can be used in every field in some aspect. The other thing to consider is the field of Psychology that you are interested in. I would consider what else might help to round out your skills. Best of luck!

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Priya’s Answer

Hi Destinee,
I agree with Linda's answer above. I had minored in Biology because I was initially planning to do a different career, but I ended up finishing the minor even when I changed my focus to counseling. Biology and neuroscience classes are extremely helpful to me. I had a good knowledge base that was built upon in my Masters. It can be very helpful. Also, knowing a foreign language very well can really help you be able to see more clients than others can who only know one. Also, as LaRae mentioned, business can be very useful, especially as you may want to open your own practice one day. At the end of the day, though, it is up to you and your interests =)! It's okay to minor in something you are interested in, even if it does not seem too similar. If you minor in art or music, you may be able to apply to music therapy or art therapy programs (check the requirements, though, as I am unsure if you would need to double-major!) Or you might not need to minor in anything at all! My personal opinion is Biology was really helpful to me. Go with your gut and see where it takes you! Having more skills in general in any other field can really benefit you and set you apart from others =). Good luck!
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