Minor in Behavioral Research

The interdisciplinary minor in Behavioral Research is designed for students who want more specialized instruction in research skills and data analysis. This interdisciplinary minor consists of 15 credit hours. Students select courses from each of four categories: Basic Statistics, Basic Research Methods, Advanced Statistics, and Advanced Research Methods with the following provisions: 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 in majoring. 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. Courses cannot be counted for both the major and minor. Effective academic year 2013-2014, a minimum of 6 hours, to include 3 upper division hours, must be taken at MTSU to satisfy this minor.

If you have any questions about this minor, contact Dr. Donald (Skip) Kendrick at 898-2134.

Basic Statistics  (3 - 7 hours)
Course No. and Title Credit Hours
PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behaviorial Science
3
SOC 3050 - Data Analysis
3
PS 3001 - Research Methods Political Sciences
3
QM 2610 - Statistical Methods I
3
MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics
3

Advanced Statistics  (3 - 6 hours)
Course No. and Title Credit Hours
PSY 4070 - Advanced Statistics
3
QM 3620 - Statistical Methods II
3
MATH 2050 - Probability and Statistics
3

Basic Research Methods (3 - 7 hours)
Course No. and Title Credit Hours
PSY 3070/3071 - Research Methods/Research Meth Lab
3/1
SOC 3040 - Research Methods
3
SW 2630 - Interviewing Skills for Social Work Practice
3
SW 3110 - Research Methods for Social Work Practive
3
MKT 3930 - Marketing Research
3

Advanced Research Methods (3 - 6 hours)
Course No. and Title Credit Hours
PSY 4080 - Advanced Research Methods
3
PHIL 4500 - Philosophy of Science
3
MKT 4880 - Applied Marketing Research
3