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Psychology is a huge field, and it’s no wonder. Anytime a discipline has as its focus something as monumentally broad as the study of behavior, you had better expect a whole lot of concentrations and specializations.

Somewhere in that long list of psychology majors is Developmental Psychology. Just like a general psychology major, Developmental Psychology is concerned with human behavior. As a specialized major, it is intended for the brave man or woman who is looking to put their education into direct practice and use after graduation.

As a Developmental Psychology major, you’ll be prepared to work as a psychologist with a wide number of different populations, including children, the elderly, and families. Many developmental psychologists work directly with one or more of these groups, focusing on the causes and reasons behind behavior.


  • Behavior Modification

  • General Psychology

  • Introduction to Psychobiology

  • Learning Memory and Cognition

  • Psychology of Childhood

  • Psychopathology and Psychotherapy

  • Quantitative and Statistical Methods

  • Research in Psychology

  • Social Psychology

  • Statistics


You should focus on those math and science classes, particularly biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics. And the no-brainer part: if your school offers psychology classes, enroll and excel in them.