Developmental Psychology Minor


The University of Detroit Mercy minor in Developmental Psychology provides students with an overview of psychology across the lifespan. The Developmental Psychology minor educates students in infant and child development, middle childhood, adolescence and old age, as well as the dynamics of families and family life. Adding this minor to the undergraduate degree complements and enhances any major by providing an understanding of developmental psychology and the scientific method.

The Developmental Psychology minor is an 18-credit program (six courses) designed to give students a broad exposure to child and family development as a scientific and professional discipline. In addition to Introduction to Psychology, students will take two courses covering infancy through adolescence, as well as two courses on the dynamics of human relationships, parenting, and family life and a course on the psychology of death and dying.

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    Requirements for the Minor

    Program Content

    • PYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • PYC 2340 Child Development: Infancy and Early Childhood (3 credits)
    • PYC 2360 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development (3 credits)
    • PYC 3330 Human Relationships and Parenting (3 credits)
    • PYC 3510 Family Development (3 credits)
    • PYC 4510 Psychology of Death and Dying (3 credits)

    Total Credits Required: 18

Program Contact Information

Department Chair: Linda Slowik, Ph.D.
Reno Hall, Room 244
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1623
Fax: 313-578-0507

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