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Human Development Minor

The purpose of this minor is to provide a better understanding of human development for students interested in occupations providing services for children and adults. To this end, courses have been included to facilitate understanding of the psychological, social, and biological contexts of development. Although the focus is on normative development, courses also deal with individual variations in development and with abnormal development.

Total Credits Required: 24 credits

Basic Requirements: 15 credits
PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3
BIOL 271 Heredity OR 3
BIOL 222 Genetics

Two of the following three courses: 6
PSYC 215 Child Development
PSYC 216 Adolescent Development
PSYC 217 Adult Development and Aging

One of the following three courses: 3
ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 101 Exploration of Human Diversity
SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology

Electives: three courses from the following: 9 credits
ANTH 202 Nutrition, Disease, and Health
ANTH 204 Human Ecology
PSYC 321 Developmental Psychology: (subtitle)
PSYC 357 Behavior Genetics
PSYC 366 Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 385 Cross- Cultural Psychology
SOCL 210 Sociology of the Family
SOCL 241 The Individual and Society
SOCL 314 Illness, Self, and Society
SOCL 333 Sociology of Education
SOCL 356 The Social Self

Additional Requirements:

  1. Six credits of electives must be taken at the 300-level.
  2. Electives must be taken from at least two different departments.
  3. At least twelve credits of coursework must be unique to this minor, not overlapping with a major or another minor.

NOTE: Some of the courses listed above are not offered every semester. When planning coursework, Human Development minors should consult the departments offering the courses for information on course rotations. 

Additional Information

For additional information, please email Karen Mooney, the Coordinator of the Human Development minor.