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Undergraduate minor in applied psychology in educational and community settings

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 minor is a good choice for students who wish to pursue future graduate education in educational psychology, social work, counseling, college student personnel, 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.

Declaring and completing your minor


For questions about APECS, contact Laura Packowski, at