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Develop further knowledge on topics such as leadership, occupational health, motivation, personality, research methods and more. Students will learn the foundations of work/organizational psychology including important theoretical aspects of the field.


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: IO

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
Total Credits3

Research Methods Courses

One of the following:3-4
Statistics in Psychology
Approved equivalent
PSYC 301Research Methods in Psychology4
Total Credits7-8

Required Applied Psychology Course

PSYC 333Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
Total Credits3


Select at least 6 credits from the following:6
Psychological Tests and Measurements
Psychology of Creativity and Innovation
Personnel Training and Development: A Psychological Perspective
Special Topics (when topic is Occupational Health Psychology or Work and Family with prior written approval)
The Psychology of Working in Groups and Teams
Managing People and Organizations in a Global Economy
Total Credits6