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: 15

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

Core Courses

Required Applied Psychology Course

PSYC 333Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Mason Core)3
Total Credits3

Research Methods Course

Choose one of the following:4
Statistics in Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Total Credits4


Select at least 8 credits from the following:8
Psychological Tests and Measurements
Personality Theory
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
Principles of Management 1
Total Credits8

Students may take MGMT 303 or MBUS 301 for credit, but not both.