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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.

Interested in completing credits toward your minor this fall?

There's still time to register for EPSY 3302: Introduction to Communication Skills for Educational and Community Settings. The course helps fulfill APECS elective credits.

Contact: Sherri Turner (

Declaring and completing your minor

"I've always been interested in education. But the research projects I've worked on have given me the opportunity to work with people coming in. It has helped me to realize that I want to work hands on with students."

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Tayler Loiselle

Emphasis: Child psychology, APECS

Interests: Education, school counseling, working with kids

Research: Child Psychology labs, STEM Thinking, Reasoning and Learning Lab with Dr. Keisha Varma

Future plans: Work in a school setting as a school counselor for grades K-12


For questions about APECS, contact Kathy Seifert, director of undergraduate studies, at 612-625-6559 or