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 human development from infancy through infant and child development, middle childhood, adolescence and old advanced age, as well as the dynamics of relationships, families, and parenting, family life and the scientific processes underlying learning and behavior. 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. 

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    Requirements for the Minor

    Program Content

    • PYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • PYC 2500 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
    • PYC 3140 Learning and Behavior (3 credits)
    • PYC 3400 Family Development and Parenting (3 credits)
    • PYC 4510 Psychology of Death and Dying (3 credits)

    Choose ONE: 

    • PYC 2550 Child Development: Infancy through Adolescence (3 credits); OR
    • PYC 4400 Cross-Cultural Socialization

    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

Department Website