Minor in Developmental Psychology

Catalog Year: 2024-2025


This minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which humans change over time. Coursework provides for a broad foundation in psychology across the lifespan while also allowing for students to focus on a developmental period (e.g. childhood).

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Required Courses

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (Mason Core) 3
PSYC 211 Lifespan Development (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 6


Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following: 12
Child Development
Adolescent Development
Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology (Mason Core)
Behavior Disorders of Childhood
Psychological Factors in Aging
Independent Study in Psychology 1
Special Topics 2
Individual and Family Development (Mason Core)
Total Credits 12

When content is developmental, with approval.


When topic is developmental, when approved by Psychology Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.