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  Jan 20, 2018
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology (BS) - Developmental Track

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The Developmental Track is designed to give students an opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education with an intensive program in Developmental Psychology. The program includes course work, hands-on experience, fieldwork, and research experience. The program consists of 52-57 credits to fulfill both the B.S in Psychology and the Developmental Track. Students have the choice to focus on the entire lifespan, infancy, childhood and adolescence, or adult and aging populations.

Whether you choose to enter the workforce or to attend graduate school, this track will prepare you well in many fields of psychology including clinical practice, research, and service agencies. Knowing the process of human development and how our biological, psychological, and social worlds impact developmental pathways will be an invaluable education that students can take with them on their journeys beyond SRU.

Students are required to maintain minimum Overall and Psychology GPAs of 3.0 in order to retain the major in Psychology. Students are required to earn a grade of C or higher in Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 105) in order to take all other Psychology courses. Students are required to earn a grade of C or higher in Psychological Science I: Research Methods (PSYC 231) or Introduction to Experimental Psychology/Lab (PSYC 325/326), and a grade of C or higher in Psychological Science II: Statistical Applications (PSYC 232) or Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (PSYC 221) in order to progress in the program. Each course can only be repeated once.

Major Requirements - Credits: 52-56

Core Courses - Credits: 22

PSYC 364 is required for child and adolescent focus and PSYC 365 is required for adult and aging focus.

Core Elective - Credits: 3

Choose one course from the following:

Advanced Developmental Courses - Credits: 9

Choose 3 courses from the following:

Required Professional Competency - Credits: 6-9

Must complete one course/group from the following.


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