Developmental Psychology Course Sequence

Recommended Course Sequence: Developmental Psychology Concentration

Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning course schedule

First Year:
PSY100General Psychology
PSY101Introduction to the Psychology Major
You will NOT be excused from this, even if you are a transfer student
PSY2XXDevelopmental Course (PSY 206, 208)
LAC
Courses
MAT 135/139, ENG 100/100P, and FYI 100 MUST be taken during the first year
You should complete nearly all of your Tier I requirements this year
The department recommends BIO 202 to fulfill the Tier I Natural Sciences requirement
Second Year:
PSY205Principles of Learning (or Cognitive Psychology in 3rd year)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (second semester)
The department requires completion of the Tier I Math course prior to enrollment
The department recommends MAT 216 (Tier II Applied Information Technology) prior to enrollment
PSY2XX"Developmental" Course (PSY 204, 206, 208, 210)
LAC
Courses
LAC Tier II courses
1 elective or minor course
Third Year:
PSY247Research Methods I (fulfills the university's Stage 2 writing requirement)
Students must complete PSY 227 with a grade of C or better before taking PSY 247)
PSY306Cognitive Psychology (or PSY 205 in 2nd year)
PSY327Research Methods II (fulfills the university's Stage 3 writing requirement)
Students must complete PSY 247 with a grade of C or better before taking PSY 327)
PSY2XX"Developmental" Course (PSY 204, 206, 208, 210)
PSY3XX/4XX"Specialized", "Biological Bases of Behavior", or "Individual Differences"
LAC
Courses
LAC Tier II should be complete by the end of the second semester
electives or minor courses
Fourth Year:
PSY402/409Current Research in Child Psychology or Current Research in Psychology
(fulfills the university's Tier III requirement)
PSY419History & Systems of Psychology
PSY3XX/4XX"Specialized", "Biological Bases of Behavior", or "Individual Differences" Course
electives or minor courses