College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development

Undergraduate developmental psychology minor

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).

About this program


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 U of M student who is ready to declare a minor or who is interested in learning more? To declare a minor in Developmental Psychology you must fill out our online declaration form. If you have additional or specific questions you can schedule a 20 minute advising appointment via Zoom to discuss the minor (this part is optional). Upon receipt of your minor request, the departmental advisor will review any potential transfer credit already listed on the APAS, advise accordingly, and send your request to the college for processing. Check out our minor planning form, which outlines the minor curriculum in further detail.

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).


Schedule an appointment with ICD Academic Advisor Meghan Allen Eliason.

Quote from 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.