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The required courses of the minor 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.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete 18 credits of psychology with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: CLPY

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 19

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

Core Courses

PSYC 100Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core)3
PSYC 301Research Methods in Psychology4
PSYC 321Clinical Psychology3
PSYC 325Abnormal Psychology3
Total Credits13


Select at least two courses from the following:6
Developmental Psychology (Mason Core) (or PSYC 313 or PSYC 314)
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Behavior Modification
Personality Theory
Therapeutic Communication Skills
Behavior Disorders of Childhood
Group Psychotherapy Techniques
Independent Study in Psychology
Special Topics 1
Total Credits6

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