Psychology is a science that studies behavior and mental processes. Psychologists look at individual differences in personality and cognitive abilities, social and biological influences on behavior, and the effects of development and learning on the individual. The study of psychology can help you understand both your own motivations and the behavior of others.

In the psychology of human development minor, you’ll discover the importance of physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development across the lifespan with the psychology of human development minor. Understanding child, adolescent, and adult developmental processes is key to this minor which can be applied to careers in social services, education, health care, and related areas.

This minor makes for a natural pairing with the sociology minor.

Required courses (12 credits)

  • EDPSY 254 Psychology of Early Childhood (3 credits)
  • EDPSY 350 Child Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDPSY 351 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDPSY 355 Adult Psychology (3 credits)

And, choose 6 hours from:

  • FCSFC 250 Family Relations (3 credits)
  • HSC 469 Health and Aging (3 credits)
  • HSC 471 Death and Dying (3 credits)
  • SOC 421 Racial and Cultural Minorities in the U.S. (3 credits)
  • SOC 424 Family (3 credits)
  • SOC 431 Aging and the Life Course (3 credits)