Developmental Psychology Concentration

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

E-mail: psych-advising@illinois.edu

Degree title: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Minimum required concentration and supporting course work equates to 32-36 hours of Psychology courses. Please see your academic advisor. A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in Psychology must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation is 120.

Students must also complete the Campus General Education requirements  including the campus general education language requirement.

Select one introductory course from the following:4
Intro Psych
Intro Experimental Psych
Psych Introduction
Statistics course:3
Intro to Statistics (or equivalent)
Select three foundation courses from the following two groups including at least one from each group:9
Select one or two foundation courses from the following group:
Intro to Brain and Cognition
Behavioral Neuroscience
Images of Mind
Cognitive Psych
Perception & Sensory Processes
Learning and Memory
Select one or two foundation courses from the following group:
Intro to Social Psych
Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
Psychopathology and Problems in Living
Community Psych
Industrial Org Psych
Psych of Personality
Concentration core course:3
Child Psych
Concentration research methods course:4
Developmental Child Psych Lab
Select 4 elective courses from any of the following:12
Psych of the Infant
The Teenage Years
Developmental Psychopathology
Development and Relationships
Psychology of Gender
Topics in Clin/Comm Psych (Stress & Resiliency in Childhood)
The Psychology of Aging
Intermediate Current Topics in Psychology (taught by faculty members in the Developmental Psychology Program area)
Language Acquisition
How Children Think
Personality and Soc Dev
Adv Current Topics in Psych (taught by faculty members in the Developmental Psychology program area)
Total Hours35