Majors, Minors and Concentrations Details

Concentration in Psychology

The requirements for early childhood education teacher (birth-grade 2) are described under the Department of Early Childhood and Art Education in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The requirements for childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) programs are described under the Department of Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students who major in either of these programs and who elect a concentration in psychology must complete at least 30 credits in the Psychology Department, including all required courses for the concentration, with a grade of C- or higher in each course.

Students who elect a concentration in psychology should consult a psychology department counselor as early as possible. Early Childhood Education majors are strongly advised to include Psychology 3400 Statistics as one of the advanced electives.

Concentration requirements: 30 credits


A, B, C and D are required:

A. All of the following:
Psychology 1000 Introductory Psychology
Psychology 2210 Introductory Child Psychology
Psychology 3220 Cognitive Development

B. Two of the following:
Psychology 2100 Social Psychology
Psychology 2600 Mind, Brain and Behavior
Psychology 2810 Abnormal Psychology I

C. Two of the following:
Psychology 3230 Social and Personality Development of Children
Psychology 3240 Psychological and Developmental Disorders of Childhood
Psychology 3270 Psychology of the Family

D. At least three additional advanced electives in psychology:
Courses numbered 3000 and above, which may include a third course from C above

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