Applied Developmental Psychology Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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The Bachelor of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology prepares students for entry-level work and graduate study in a variety of developmental and human service careers. The program covers basic areas of human developmental psychology across the life span with a special focus on processes and principles of developmental change. Elective packages may be chosen to focus preparation toward attainment of individual student objectives such as child development interventions, pre-counseling, graduate study and others.

Required Courses
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
PSYC 305CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT4
PSYC 306ADULT DEVELOPMENT4
PSYC 307PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT5
PSYC 309SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY5
PSYC 315PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS4
PSYC 320DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS4
PSYC 324CONDITIONING AND LEARNING4
PSYC 402BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION4
Focus Experience–Students must complete 4 credits of Field Study. Students may continue Field Study for a second quarter and a total of 8 credits. Students who do not enroll for a second quarter of Field Study must complete four additional credits of PSYC 498 and/or PSYC 499.8
FIELD STUDY IN CHILD ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
FIELD STUDY IN ADOLESCENT ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
FIELD STUDY IN ADULT ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Senior Capstone: choose one4 - 6
INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE
SENIOR CAPSTONE: THE TRADITION OF PSYCHOLOGY
SENIOR CAPSTONE: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR
SENIOR CAPSTONE: MINDS AND VINES: PSYCHOLOGY OF WINE
SENIOR THESIS (by faculty invitation)
Upper Division
PSYC 314TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS5
PSYC 344INTRODUCTION TO THE HELPING PROFESSIONS4
PSYC 476CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE4
or PSYC 302 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 483GROUP DYNAMICS5
Additional Recommended Course
BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR
Total Credits69-71

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • develop ethical and evidence-derived decision-making;
  • use APA style effectively in empirically based reports, literature reviews and theoretical papers;
  • recognize and understand major perspectives of psychology;
  • evaluate the appropriateness of design, statistical analyses and conclusions derived from psychological research;
  • demonstrate understanding of psychological phenomena from a life-span perspective.