This 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.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 18
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|PSYC 100||Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core)||3|
|PSYC 325||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC 380||Introduction to Forensic Psychology||3|
|PSYC 381||Mental Illness and Criminal Justice||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Psychology of Crime Victims|
|Forensic Psychology: Science and Pseudoscience|
|Criminal Behavior: Psychological and Neurological Aspects|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice (Mason Core)|
|Special Topics 1|
|Selected Topics in Forensic Psychology 1|
with Undergraduate Associate Chair approval