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Minor in child psychology

Supplement your major by gaining expertise in developmental psychology. A minor in child psychology is often paired with majors like psychology, neuroscience, sociology, family social science, early childhood education, or business. Our program is offered through the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

Curriculum

Take courses in developmental psychology and research methods. Choose from courses on topics including:

  • Social and personality development
  • Cognitive development
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Development and interpersonal relationships
  • Disabilities and development
  • Infant development
  • Biological foundations of development
  • Perceptual development
  • Language development and communication

You must complete an introduction to child psychology course before entering the program.

View the full curriculum for a minor in child psychology

View syllabi of previous child psychology courses

Contact us to learn more

We're here to answer any questions you have about the program.

Meghan Allen Eliason
I meet with undergraduate students to discuss program requirements and career goals. I am excited to get to know you and help you along your path. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.

Academic advisor: Meghan Allen Eliason
Get in touch: cpsyadvis@umn.edu