Psychology Major, Concentration in Developmental Processes

This concentration provides background for students planning careers related to developmental disabilities, special education, child and adolescent services, or hospital and nursing home programs for the disabled or aging. Developmental Process is especially recommended for students in education.

Requirements for a Major in Psychology, Concentration in Developmental Processes

37 to 43 credits.

Required Courses(25 credits)
PS-101General Psychology3
PS-275Psychological Statistics4
PS-276Research Methods3
PS-307Applied Research Methods3
Select at least four of the following, including one from each of the four different areas:12
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Adolescence
Psychology of Aging
Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Applied Social Psychology
Personality and Abnormal Psychology
Theories of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Psychological Testing and Measurement
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Biopsychosocial Processes
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Health Psychology
Concentration in Developmental Processes(24 credits)
PS-210Developmental Psychology3
PS-312Psychology of Adolescence3
or PS-322 Psychology of Aging
PS-325Psychology of Learning3
or PS-345 Cognitive Psychology
PS-410Capstone: Seminar in Developmental Psychology3
Select three of the following electives:9
Development of Exceptional Children/Youth
Behavior Management Techniques
Development of Thinking and Knowing
Social and Personality Development
Internship in Psychology 1
Total Credits49

PS-400 is recommended for any student who has not had an appropriate fieldwork experience.