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Choose a minor that will enhance a variety of majors.
The Human Development Minor examines the cognitive and psychological development of humans from infancy to old age. Courses will provide you with a core understanding of psychology, including how the mind, brain, and behavior are connected.
Explore sample courses in this program.
PS-101 General Psychology
Introduction to history of psychology, scientific method, brain/nervous system, development, learning, motivation, sensation/perception, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, cognitive processes, social behavior.
PS-210 Developmental Psychology
Physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development from conception to adolescence is examined within a framework of various theories.
PS-310 Development of Exceptional Children/Youth
Characteristics and needs of children with exceptionalities, including behavior retardation, giftedness, physical or sensory disabilities, and emotional or social maladjustments.
PS-312 Psychology of Adolescence
The mental, emotional, social, and physical changes of contemporary adolescence are examined with emphasis on family, peer, and school influence.
PS-322 Psychology of Aging
Adulthood and old age are studied with special emphasis on current developmental theories.
PS-320 Development of Thinking and Knowing
This course examines the development of human thinking and knowing from Piagetian, information processing, and sociocultural perspectives, with an emphasis on infancy and childhood.
PS-355 Social and Personality Development
This course examines social and personality development from Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, and sociocultural perspectives.
PS-400 Internship in Psychology
Provides opportunity to advanced students to increase experience through internship with sponsoring community organization, institution, or business under appropriate supervision.
1 to 3 credits