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2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Research Minor

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Advisor: Skip Kendrick, Department of Psychology

The Behavioral Research minor is designed to provide more specialized instruction in research skills and data analysis and is appropriate for students planning careers emphasizing research and/or quantitative analysis including students majoring in fields such as psychology, sociology, political science, marketing, and mathematics. This minor may be particularly attractive to students wanting to pursue graduate work. The minor in Behavioral Research requires 15 semester hours.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Except for the Paralegal Studies minor, no course may be counted both for major and minor credit. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.

Advanced Research Methods (3-6 hours)


No more than 7 credit hours in a single department may count toward the interdisciplinary minor unless the student surpasses the required 15 hours necessary for this minor.
No more than 7 credit hours may be taken toward this minor in the same department or discipline in which a student is majoring.
Courses will not be counted for both the major and the minor.
A student who is majoring in any of the areas listed in the Basic Statistics category or the Basic Research category and is taking any course in the category as a part of his or her major requirement may take no more than 3 credit hours (or 4 credit hours if taking the course with a lab) from other departments in that category. 

If you have any questions about this minor, email Dr. Skip Kendrick at Skip.Kendrick@mtsu.edu.

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