Psychology: Developmental Psychology, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Psychology, Developmental Psychology Concentration


department page: Psychology

department website: http://www.psychology.illinois.edu/undergrad/

department faculty: Psychology Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: psych-advising@illinois.edu


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).


for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Psychology, Developmental Psychology Concentration


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).


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


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 32-36 hours of Psychology courses.

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


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


Select one introductory course from the following:4
Intro Psych
Intro Experimental Psych
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