The Child and Family Studies track provides an opportunity for students to examine development from infancy through late adulthood by the integration of theory and practice. There is a focus on the individual and individuals in a family context. This course of study supports students who wish to work in applied settings with children and families after graduation, as well as those who wish to continue to graduate study.

To complete both the child and family studies track, and the psychology major the following courses are required:

  • PS 101 — Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 301/PS301L — Experimental Design and Analysis (with lab)
  • PS 261 — Child Development
  • PS 262 — Adolescent Development
  • PS 326 — Psychobiology
  • PS 365 — Adulthood and Aging
  • PS 415 — Multicultural Psychology
  • PS 435 –Tests and Measurement
  • PS 476 — Senior Seminar in Child and Family Studies

Choose one:

  • PS 342 — Psychology of Prejudice
  • SC 255 — Prejudice and Discrimination

Choose one:

  • PS 455 — Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • PS 457 — Psychopathology

Choose one:

  • SC 225 — Sociology of the Family
  • SC 275 — Family Violence

Choose one:

  • PS 332/PS332L — Learning and Behavior (with lab)
  • PS 380/PS380L — Human Memory and Cognition (with lab)

Choose one Psychology elective at the 300-400 level.

Coordinator: Sheri Young, Ph.D.