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Child Psychology Minor

Institute of Child Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Child Psychology Program, Institute of Child Development, 154 Child Development Building, 51 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-0526; fax: 612-624-6373).
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Students majoring in other fields may complete a doctoral minor in child psychology. Contact the Institute of Child Development for more information.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Please contact the child psychology director of graduate studies prior to declaring this minor.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Doctoral
Required Courses
CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4.0 cr)
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
CPSY 8996 - Directed Field Experiences in Child Psychology (1.0-6.0 cr)
Remaining credits can be taken from CPSY 4xxx (subject to their major program's approval) or CPSY 8xxx courses.
 
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CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language development, and biological bases of each. Conceptual framework of research issues. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8996 - Directed Field Experiences in Child Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasizes field experiences focusing on intellectual and/or social development of children as individuals or members of groups; may include interactions with children in natural settings, or research on applied topics or with atypical populations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent