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This minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which humans change over time. Coursework provides for a broad foundation in psychology across the lifespan while also allowing for students to focus on a developmental period (e.g. childhood).


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: DVLP

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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

Required Courses

PSYC 100Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core)3
PSYC 211Developmental Psychology (Mason Core)3
Total Credits6


Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following:12
Child Development
Adolescent Development
Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology (Mason Core)
Behavior Disorders of Childhood
Psychological Factors in Aging
Independent Study in Psychology 1
Special Topics 2
Individual and Family Development (Mason Core)
Total Credits12