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 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-hour 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 Developmental Psychology Minor (18 credits)

    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

Miao Qian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Reno Hall, Room 218
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313- 578-0455
Fax: 313-578-0507

Linda Slowik, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department Chair
Department of Psychology
Reno Hall, Room 244
McNichols Campus

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