College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Psychology

Coursework in psychology can enhance many different majors, and the minor in psychology is available to students in any major at Mason. For a list of suggested courses for students who are majoring in specific disciplines that interact especially well with psychology, contact the Undergraduate Psychology Office.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.

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Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits of psychology with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

One required course (3 credits)

PSYC 100 - Basic Concepts in Psychology Credits: 3

Three courses (9 credits) in three of the following areas of psychology

Students must choose cognition or physiological as one of the three areas, though they may choose both.


PSYC 325 - Abnormal Psychology Credits: 3


PSYC 317 - Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3


PSYC 211 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 3

PSYC 313 - Child Development Credits: 3


PSYC 372 - Physiological Psychology Credits: 3 or PSYC 375 - Brain and Sensory Processes Credits: 3

and PSYC 376 - Brain and Behavior Credits: 3


PSYC 231 - Social Psychology Credits: 3

PSYC 324 - Personality Theory Credits: 3

Psychology electives (6 credits)

No more than three credits of PSYC 260, PSYC 350, and PSYC 460 (in total) may be used as elective credit toward the minor.

Total: 18 credits

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