Oct 31, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Lifespan Development Concentration


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Carole S. Slotterback, Ph.D., Director


This program offers all students, especially those majoring in the behavioral and social sciences, the opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary focus in human development. The academic aims of the concentration are to provide an understanding of:

  1. Both normal and exceptional development of humans as biological and psychological organisms;
  2. The relationship between individuals and family/social environment; and
  3. The means to enhance human development, including a field experience in a human-development agency.

The 30-credit Lifespan Development concentration is administered by an interdisciplinary board of faculty from the Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling and Human Services departments. Students interested in careers and graduate programs in human development should contact the director for more information on course choice and on integrating the concentration with various majors. Students who complete this concentration will have it noted on their transcripts. The Lifespan Development concentration requires the following: 

9 Courses Required


  1. PSYC 226 - (S) Lifespan Development: Cognitive and Biological   

  2. PSYC 227 - (S) Lifespan Development: Social and Emotional  

  3. PSYC 225 - (S) Abnormal Psychology  

  4. One of the following courses:

PSYC 360 - (EPW) Clinical Psychology  
CHS 242 - Counseling Theories 
SOC 115 - Introduction to Social Work  
HADM 110 - Introduction to Gerontology  
HADM 211 - (EPW) Health Administration  
OT 440 - Management and Supervision of Occupational Therapy Services  
NURS 472 - Advanced Nursing Concepts  

  1. One of the following in the Human Biology group:

BIOL 100 - (E) Modern Concepts of Human Biology  
BIOL 104 - (E) Anatomy, Physiology and Health  
BIOL 110 - (E) Human Anatomy and Physiology  + Lab
BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  
BIOL 202 - (E) The ABC’s of Genetics  
BIOL 205 - (E) Human Sexuality and Reproduction  
PSYC 231 - (E) Behavioral Neuroscience / NEUR 231 - (E) Behavioral Neuroscience  

  1. One of the following in the Cultural Diversity group:

CHS 333 - (D) Multiculturalism in Counseling and Human Services  
CHS 337 - (D) Counseling Girls and Women  
CHS 338 - Poverty, Homelessness and Social Justice  
CHS 339 - Counseling Boys and Men  
CHS 375 - Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Persons  
EDUC 142 - (D,S) Exceptional Lives  
EDUC 256 - (D) Family, School & Community Relations in a Diverse Society  
HADM 216 - Aging and the Community  
HADM 218 - Health and Aging 
GERO 220 - Crime and Aging 
HADM 232 - Aging and Death 
HADM 315 - (D) Cultural Diversity and Health Administration  
PSYC 238 - Exercise and Sport Psychology  
PSYC 325 / HD 325 - Abnormal Child Psychology  
PSYC 364 - (D) Psychology of Diversity  
SOC 210 - (EPW,D) Marriage and the Family  
SOC 220 - (S,D) Social Stratification  
SOC 224 - (S,D) Race and Ethnic Relations  
SOC 234 - (S,D) Cultural Anthropology  
SOC 315 - (D) Feminism and Social Change  

  1. & 8. Two of the following in the Applied Skills group:

CHS 241 - (D) Case Management and Interviewing  
CHS 322 - Cognitive Disabilities  
CHS 325 - Psychosocial Aspects of Disordered Eating  
CHS 331 - Health and Behavior  
CHS 334 - Marital and Family Counseling  
CHS 341 - Group Dynamics  
CHS 343 - Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities  
CHS 360 - Individual Assessment  
CHS 421 - Addictions  
CHS 422 - Substance-Abuse Education  
CHS 423 - Issues in Substance Abuse  
EDUC 222 - (S,EPW) Educational Psychology, PreK-4  
EDUC 223 - (EPW) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12  
EDUC 252 - Assessment & Evaluation in Early & Primary Education  
NURS 373 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family  
NURS 452 - Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents  
PSYC 334 - Couple and Family Therapy  
PSYC 335 - Psychological Testing  
PSYC 361 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy  
PSYC 362 - Child Clinical Psychology  
PSYC 363 - Behavior Modification  
SOC 328 - Child Welfare  

  1. One of the following in the Field Experience group:

PSYC 480 - Field Experience in Clinical Settings  
PSYC 481 - Field Experience in Applied Psychology  
CHS 380 - Internship in Counseling and Human Services  
OT 361 - Occupational Therapy Practice II: Psychosocial Rehabilitation  or OT 381 - Occupational Therapy Level I Clinical - II: Psychosocial Rehabilitation  
CHS 441 - (EPW) Crisis Intervention  
EDUC 223 - (EPW) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12  
NURS 352-352L - Mental Health Nursing  
SOC 480 Internship in Sociology  

Total of 27 credits

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