Minor in Psychology

Catalog Year: 2023-2024


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.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 3

Areas of Psychology

Select three courses in three of the following areas of Psychology: 1 9-12
Cognitive Psychology
Lifespan Development (Mason Core)
Child Development
or PSYC 375& PSYC 376
Brain and Sensory Processes
and Brain and Behavior
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Personality Theory
Total Credits 9-12

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


Select one or two PSYC courses 1 3-6
Total Credits 3-6

No more than three credits of PSYC 260, PSYC 350, and PSYC 460 (in total) may be used as elective credit toward the minor. Students who take PSYC 375 and PSYC 376 in the physiological area above will only take 3 elective credits.