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Psychology Concentration : Child Psychology
Degree Requirements

As an alternative to the General Psychology curriculum, psychology majors may elect to pursue a concentration in Child Psychology. The Child Psychology concentration offers a strong foundation in current theory and research in the field of child psychology. This concentration will be of interest to students planning careers in areas such as child therapy, child advocacy, education, or school psychology. The concentration is also appropriate for students planning to enter graduate school in child psychology or related areas.

See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2010 or later
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008, but before Fall 2010
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2007, but before Fall 2008
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2004, but before Fall 2007
Students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2010 or later

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Child Psychology curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC

Subject Course Title  
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)  
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)  
PSY 227 Bahavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 247 Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 419 History and Systems  
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology  
Required Course
Students must complete one required course:
Subject Course Title  
PSY 205 Learning  
Developmental Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler  
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood  
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence  
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 302 Child Psychopathology  
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 230 Family Psychology  
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology  
PSY 407 Learning II: Theories and Issues
 
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements  
PSY 435 Controversies in Child Psychology  
PSY 460 Special Topic Seminar  
PSY 496 Field Experience/Internship (Group)  
    or  
PSY 497 Field Experience/Internship (Individualized)  
Elective
Students should complete any ONE psychology course as an elective
Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008, but before Fall 2010

The minimum 39 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the concentration in the Psychology of Children and Youth must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC

Subject Course Title  
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)  
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)  
PSY 227 Bahavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
 
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)  
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology  
    or  
PSY 409 Current Research in Psychology  
Courses Required for this Concentration
Subject Course Title  
PSY 205 Principles of Learning  
PSY 302 Psychopathology of Childhood  
Child Development
Students must complete two courses from the following list.
Subject Course Title  
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler  
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood  
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence  
Professional Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list.
Subject Course Title  
PSY 300 Educational Psychology  
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology  
PSY 325 Health Psychology  
PSY 407 Learning II
 
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology  
    or  
PSY 480 Independent Study  
    or  
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience  
    or  
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized  
Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2007, but before Fall 2008

The minimum 35 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the concentration in the Psychology of Children and Youth must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
PSY 227 Bahavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
 
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)  
Courses Required for this Concentration
Subject Course Title  
PSY 205 Principles of Learning  
PSY 302 Psychopathology of Childhood   
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology  
Child Development
Students must complete two courses from the following list.
Subject Course Title  
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler  
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood  
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence  
Professional Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list.
Subject Course Title  
PSY 300 Educational Psychology  
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology  
PSY 325 Health Psychology  
PSY 407 Learning II
 
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology  
    or  
PSY 480 Independent Study  
    or  
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience  
    or  
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized  
Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2004, but before Fall 2007

The minimum 35 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the concentration in the Psychology of Children and Youth must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
PSY 227 Bahavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
 
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)  
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)  
Courses Required for this Concentration
Subject Course Title  
PSY 205 Principles of Learning  
PSY 302 Psychopathology of Childhood   
Child Development
Students must complete two courses from the following list.
Subject Course Title  
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler  
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood  
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence  
Professional Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list.
Subject Course Title  
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology  
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology  
PSY 407 Learning II
 
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology  
    or  
PSY 480 Independent Study  
    or  
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience  
    or  
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized