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Graduate School Track

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MAJOR: GRADUATE SCHOOL CONCENTRATION (HDV1). Students in the Graduate School concentration will complete 42 credit hours:

PART I. TAKE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  1. PSY 1001 – Introductory Psychology.
    • Both semesters of General or Introductory Psychology must be taken in transfer for equivalence. Only 3 hours of Introductory Psychology count toward the major.
  2. PSY 2330 – Statistics and Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).
  3. PSY 2320 – Inferential Statistics.  *Inferential Staistics will no longer be offered after Fall 2013 semester.  If needed, please see a Human Development advisor for an appropriate substitution.*
  4. PSY 3280 – Developmental Research Methods.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).
  5. PSY 3340 – Cognitive Development and Learning.
  6. PSY 3350 – Psychology of Social Development.
  7. PSY 4960 – Senior Thesis in Human Development.
    • PSY 4960 meets university senior experience requirement.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).

PART II. CHOOSE ONE COURSE FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FIVE CATEGORIES:

  1. CATEGORY #1 – DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS:
    • PSY 1800 – Developmental Educational Psychology
    • PSY 2210 – Psychology of Human Development
    • PSY 2270 or SOC 3100 – Death and Dying
  2. CATEGORY #2 – DEVELOPMENTAL BREADTH:
    • PSY 3240 – Infancy
    • PSY 3250 – Child Psychology
    • PSY 3260 – Psychology of Adolescence
    • PSY 3270 – Adulthood and Aging
  3. CATEGORY #3 – HEALTH ISSUES:
    • HES 3070 – Parental Health Care Issues
    • NUT 2040 – Introduction to Nutrition
  4. CATEGORY #4 – SOCIAL INFLUENCES:
    • SOC 1040 – Introduction to Social Gerontology
    • SOC 3410 – The Family in Transition
    • SWK 2100 – Introduction to Family Social Work
  5. CATEGORY #5 – CULTURAL CONTEXT:
    • SOC 3400 – Childhood and Adolescent Socialization
    • RECR 2330 – Advocacy, Leisure, and the Aging Adult
    • ECE 3860 – Cultural Socialization of Children

PART III. ADDITIONAL COURSES - PICK TWO IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISOR:

  1. SOC 1010 – Introduction to Sociology
  2. PSY 3970 – Practicum
  3. PSY 4450 – Advanced Statistics
  4. PSY 4970 – Teaching of Psychology
  5. PSY 4980 – Independent Studies

BIG PICTURE:(WHAT YOU NEED TO GRADUATE!):

  • 42 credits in the Human Development Major (see above)
  • 33 credits in General Studies (see course catalog or advisor for distribution of courses needed)
  • 19-24 credits in the Minor (credit numbers vary depending on minor)
  • 21-26 credits of Electives (credits vary depending on how many credits are required for the minor)

120 Total Credits


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