Applied Developmental Psychology Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)
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.
|Required Foundational Courses|
|CSBS 320||STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES||5|
|or PSYC 310||PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS|
|PSYC 305||CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT||4|
|PSYC 306||ADULT DEVELOPMENT||4|
|PSYC 307||PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT||5|
|PSYC 309||SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY||5|
|PSYC 314||TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS||5|
|PSYC 315||PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS||4|
|PSYC 324||CONDITIONING AND LEARNING||4|
|PSYC 344||INTRODUCTION TO THE HELPING PROFESSIONS||4|
|DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS|
|CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE|
|Focus Experience–students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of PSYC 493.||8|
|FIELD STUDY IN APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (4 credit minimum–may be repeated)|
|Senior Capstone–choose one||4|
|INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE|
|SENIOR CAPSTONE: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR|
|SENIOR CAPSTONE: MINDS AND VINES: PSYCHOLOGY OF WINE|
|SENIOR THESIS (by faculty invitation)|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BS in Applied Developmental Psychology from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate understanding of psychological phenomena from a life-span perspective;
- develop ethical and evidence-derived decision-making;
- evaluate the appropriateness of design, statistical analyses and conclusions derived from psychological research;
- recognize and understand major perspectives of psychology;
- use APA style effectively in empirically based reports, literature reviews and theoretical papers.