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Psychological Sciences

Developmental Science Concentration

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 Human and Animal 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 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 


B.S. in Psychological Sciences (PSYS Major)

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