Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

All Undergraduate Programs

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Considering a B.A. or B.S. in the psychology department? The department offers three undergraduate degrees, three minors, and an array of courses in psychology. The number of students completing undergraduate degrees in psychology is 1,000 and growing. Students from different majors can supplement their degree with a minor in psychology, industrial/ organizational psychology, or neuroscience.

Undergraduates in psychology have many opportunities to develop personally and academically. Many courses offered in the program are relevant to issues of today. Such courses include Applied Cross Cultural Psychology, Romantic Relationships, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Psychology of Women.

Undergraduates can earn course credit by assisting faculty and graduate students in their research projects. Highly talented students might be invited to join Psi Chi, the psychology national honor society.  Students who are accepted to pursue honors in the major can work on their own research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

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BA in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology focuses on liberal arts and general education courses including a foreign language requirement, within the psychology field. A broad range of courses includes social psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology and biopsychology, as well as several of the department's special topics courses such as forensic psychology and romantic relationships.

BS in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology focuses on math and science within the psychology field. A broad range of courses includes social psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology and biopsychology, as well as several of the department's special topics courses such as forensic psychology and romantic relationships.

Minor in Clinical Psychology

Minor in Developmental Psychology

The developmental psychology minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which humans change over time. Course work provides for a broad foundation in psychology across the lifespan while also allowing for students to focus on a developmental period (e.g. childhood).

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

Minor in Forensic Psychology

The forensic psychology minor is designed to supplement the study of psychology, criminology, or other justice-related areas with an overview of the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice system. The minor focuses specifically on mental illness in the criminal justice system, the psychological experiences of victims, psychological science in the courtroom, and psychological factors related to criminal behavior.

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

Minor in Health Psychology

Minor in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology

Minor in Psychology

Coursework in psychology can enhance many different majors. The psychology minor is available to students in any major at Mason.