Undergraduate major programs
The Institute of Child Development is a premiere center of scholarship, teaching and outreach. We offer programs in child psychology and early childhood education. Both of our programs are focused on learning about the developing child from slightly different perspectives, with slightly different goals.
Child psychology spans the biological and social sciences, and offers a wide range of areas for tuning skills in problem solving, critical thinking, statistics, and writing. Students have unique opportunities to get involved in directed research or to gain practical experience through field study. Our programs prepare students for careers and graduate study in psychology, counseling, human services, education, medicine, law, sociology, and other behavioral sciences.
This program prepares students to work with typically and atypically developing young children and their families in a variety of settings that do not require a teaching license. Upon graduation students will be ready to enter the workforce, apply to one of several teacher licensure programs or pursue another advanced degree.
Undergraduate Minor Program
In addition to these major programs, we offer a minor program in child psychology for students who wish to complement their training by gaining expertise in development.