Minor in developmental psychology

Supplement your major by gaining expertise in developmental psychology. A minor in developmental 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).


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 developmental psychology

View syllabi of previous developmental psychology courses

Declare a minor

Are you a current UMN student who is ready to declare a minor or who is interested in learning more? Click here to schedule an appointment with ICD Academic Advisor Meghan Allen Eliason.

Before declaring, be sure that you've completed or are currently enrolled in CPSY 2301 or 3301: Introduction to Child Psychology (or an equivalent transfer course).