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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.


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.

Banner Code: PSYC

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 100Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core)3
Total Credits3

Areas of Psychology

Select three courses in three of the following areas of Psychology: 19-12
Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology (Mason Core)
Child Development
Physiological Psychology
Brain and Sensory Processes
and Brain and Behavior
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Personality Theory
Total Credits9-12

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


Select one or two PSYC courses 13-6
Total Credits3-6

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.