Psychology - Online Minor

Decode human behavior

Gain insight into human behavior, research methods, and ethical principles with an online psychology minor from Oregon State University. Psychology spans a variety of disciplines, from biology to sociology. Psychologists are pioneers, continuously adapting to societal needs, crafting theories, and conducting research that informs their practice. 

In an evolving world, psychologists play a vital role in deciphering human behavior and fostering harmonious relationships, bridging the gap between science and society. Whether your path leads to counseling, education, healthcare, or business, this minor is a strong first move toward those goals.

Apply your learning with research

Let Oregon State’s School of Psychological Science ignite your passion for psychology as a dynamic scientific discipline. Our diverse range of courses delves deep into psychology's many facets, sparking both competence and esteem. But your psychology minor will go beyond classes; harness your knowledge with exciting research opportunities. Unleash your curiosity and embark on an exhilarating journey through the world of psychology at OSU.


With this 27-28 credit online minor in psychology, you’ll spend time building a solid foundation of understanding in the topic. Then, you’ll gain essential insights into widely applicable topics like personality theories, developmental psychology, motivation and more, entirely guided by your interests.

Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Social psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Motivation
  • Perception
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Human lifespan development

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.