Minor in Clinical Psychology

Catalog Year: 2023-2024


The required courses of the minor in Clinical Psychology provide a foundation in psychology and focus on assessment and treatment of distress and dysfunction. The electives provide in-depth knowledge of normal development, psychological theories, psychological disorders, and treatment techniques.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 19

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Core Courses

PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSYC 321 Clinical Psychology 3
PSYC 325 Psychopathology 3
Total Credits 13


Select at least two courses from the following: 6
Lifespan Development (Mason Core) (or PSYC 313 or PSYC 314)
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Behavior Modification
Personality Theory
Therapeutic Communication Skills
Behavior Disorders of Childhood
Science of Well Being
Group Psychotherapy Techniques
Clinical Practicum in Psychology
Independent Study in Psychology
Special Topics 1
Total Credits 6

When topic is related to clinical psychology and approved by the psychology department.