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Psychological Sciences

Concentration in Developmental Science

The concentration in Developmental Science addresses the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, perceptual, and personality growth of humans throughout the lifespan.

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology is required 
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 331 Psychology of Learning
    • PSYS 333 Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Capstone (3 hours) 

  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Developmental Science Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • PSYS 290 Supervised Study in Psychology
  • PSYS 321 Child Developmental Psychology
  • PSYS 423 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging
  • PSYS 424 Topics in Developmental Psychology (may be repeated when topic changes)
  • PSYS 431 Psychology of Language
  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 482 Psychology of Sexuality
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
  • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)
  • PSY 422 Adolescent Psychology

Program Total: 37 credit hours 


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 Last Modified 9/25/14