Human Development Concentration

About the Program

Professor Jan Lynch, Coordinator

The Concentration in Human Development has two purposes:

  1. To provide focused coursework for students who plan to pursue a post-graduate degree in counseling psychology or school psychology
  2. To prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of careers that involve designing and/or implementing programs for children, adolescents, and/or the elderly

Requirements

Successful completion of the following seven courses is required:

  • PSYC 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
  • PSYC 205 (Research Methods) or SOCI 351 or SOCI 352 or CJUS/POLI/I.R. 209 
  • PSYC 210 (Child Development)
  • PSYC 211 (Adolescent Development)
  • PSYC 212 (Adult Development and Aging)

Two courses chosen from:

  • PSYC 300 (Tests and Measurements)
  • PSYC 315 (Personality)
  • PSYC 316 (Internship)
  • PSYC 325 (Social Psychology)
  • PSYC 340 (Cognition)

To apply for the concentration, students must have a GPA of 2.00 or higher in the courses completed at the time of application. At least three courses not offered in the Major are required for a Concentration.

 

Links:

Academic Advising

Course Descriptions

Major Checklist

Applying for the Major

Registrar's Office

Program Declaration

Course Offerings

Academic Catalog

 
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