Child Psychology Major
The Child Psychology major is designed for those students primarily interested in working with children, whatever the age: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age, and adolescents. All aspects of development are studied, including physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral. As the family plays a key role in a child’s development, students will explore the areas of parenting and family dynamics. In addition, the powerful impact of the educational system is addressed.
|Behavioral/Social Science Electives||6|
|BUS 204||Financial Wellness||1|
|ENG 114||Critical Reading and Response||3|
|ENG 134||Literary Genres||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology I||3|
|Science Electives (lab required)||7|
|WEL 100||Empowered as Learners and Leaders||3|
|or WEL 220||Empowered as Learners and Leaders|
|WEL 350||Strategies for Career and Personal Growth||2|
|Applied Psychology Elective 1||3|
|Child Psychology Elective 2||3|
|Developmental Psychology Elective 3||3|
|Education Elective 4||3|
|ENG 124||Research and Writing in the Disciplines||3|
|Experiential Electives 5||6|
|PSY 216||Psychology of Cultural Diversity||3|
|PSY 250||Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|or INT 250||Research Methods in the Social Sciences|
|PSY 300||Childhood Psychopathology||3|
|PSY 321||Theories of Personality||3|
|PSY 340||Physiological Psychology||3|
|PSY 370||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 380||Interviewing and Counseling||3|
|Total Credits Required||120|
Students must choose one course from the following list: PSY 210 Sport Based Youth Development, PSY 224 Effective Youth Development and Mentoring, PSY 347 Early Intervention with Infants and Toddlers.
Students must choose one course from the following list: PSY 405 Counseling Diverse Populations, PSY 406 Counseling Ethics and Professional Development, PSY 415 Suicide: Assessment and Treatment, PSY 430 Clinical Psychology, PSY 432 Cognitive Psychology, PSY 438 Community Youth Development.
Students must choose 6 credits from the following list: PSY 285 Psychology in the Field, PSY 495 Independent Research, PSY 498 Psychology Internship, PSY 499 Psychology Internship, WEL 400 Leadership in Practice, WEL 440 Leadership in Practice.