B.A. Dual Major

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development


A dual major in Psychology and Human Development provides the advantage of a multidisciplinary perspective of human behavior and development with an emphasis on psychological processes. This combined program of study is especially useful for students planning to pursue a career working with children and families, older adults, adult services, paraprofessional counseling, and for those planning on graduate study in child or developmental psychology, clinical or counseling psychology, child or human development, educational counseling, school psychology or social work.

Students choosing the dual major must select one of the following two "tracks": child development or lifespan development.

Courses listed for each track will fulfill the major requirements for both the B.A. in Psychology and the B.A. in Human Development. (You must, of course, also complete the general education requirements-see catalog-and 180-quarter units in order to graduate). Simply follow the outline of courses listed for the track you select ... we've done the work for you in figuring out the requirements for both degrees!

Two additional suggestions: use your PAWS credit summary only for your G.E. requirements. Also, once you receive your grad check (which you apply for after completing 142 units), see an advisor because we'll need to fill out some paperwork to double-count certain courses.

For more information contact the Department of Psychology (SB-425, (909) 537-5570) .


DUAL MAJOR: CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRACK (118-120 units)

Lower Division

  1. BIOL 100.* Topics in Biology (5)
  2. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
    2. PSYC 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
  3. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 245. Observations and Methods in Child Development: Early Childhood (2)
    2. HD 246. Observations and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
    3. HD 247. Observations and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
  4. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
  5. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers (4)
    2. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
  6. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 272. Curriculum and Programs for Infants & Toddlers (4)
    2. HD 282. Early Childhood Curriculum and Programs (4)
  7. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
  8. HD 291. Interactions with Young Children: Lab (2)
  9. HD 292. Curriculum and Programs: Lab (2)
  10. PSYC 100.* Introduction to Psychology (4)
  11. PSYC 101. Psychology as a Major (1)
  12. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)

*If HD 271 is taken to satisfy #5 then HD 272 must be taken to satisfy #6. If HD 281 is taken to satisfy #5 then HD 282 must be taken to satisfy #6.

** Also meets General Education Requirements

Upper Division

  1. Choose ONE of the following
    1. ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    2. ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
  2. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
    2. PSYC 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  3. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
    2. PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
  4. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 575. Internship (4)
    2. HD 585. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (4)
    3. PSYC 575. Internship in Psychology (4)
  5. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
    2. PSYC 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
  6. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
  7. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  8. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
    2. PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
  9. Choose TWO of the following:
    1. PSYC 305. Language Development (4)
    2. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
    3. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  10. PSYC 303. Parenting and Family Relations (4)
  11. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 400. Child Assessment (5)
    2. PSYC 400. Child Assessment (5)
  12. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and Concept of (4)
    2. ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    3. HD 205. Diversity in Child Development (4)
    4. HD 215. School, Family and Community (4)
    5. HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    6. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    7. HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development (4)
    8. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  13. Choose TWO of the following:
    1. PSYC 357.** History and Systems of Psychology (4)
    2. PSYC 360. Cognitive Psychology (4)
    3. PSYC 362. Learning and Motivation (4)
    4. PSYC 364. Perception (4)
  14. Choose TWO of the following:
    1. PSYC 355. Industrial Psychology (4)
    2. PSYC 382. Psychology of Social Behavior (4)
    3. PSYC 385. Personality (4)
    4. PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
  15. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. PSYC 431. Experimental Psychology: Developmental (6)
    2. PSYC 421. Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Developmental (4)
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DUAL MAJOR: LIFESPAN TRACK (113-116 Units)

  1. BIOL 100.** Topics in Biology (5)
  2. PSYC 100.** Introduction to Psychology (4)
  3. PSYC 101. Psychology as a Major (1)
  4. PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)
  5. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
  6. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
    2. PSYC 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
  7. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
  8. ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
  9. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 324 Developmental Psychobiology (4)
    2. PSYC 324 Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  10. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  11. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. HD 575.Internship (4)
    2. PSYC 575. Internship in Psychology (4)
  12. PSYC 303. Parenting and Family Relations (4)
  13. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
  14. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  15. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and Concept of (4)
    2. ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    3. HD 205. Diversity in Child Development (4)
    4. HD 215. School, Family and Community (4)
    5. HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    6. HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development (4)
    7. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  16. Developmental Periods (12 units)
  17. Must complete A, B, and C:
    1. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
      2. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
    2. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
      2. PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
    3. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. PSYC 329. Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4)
      2. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  18. Applications (12 units)
  19. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. HD 271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers (4)
      2. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
      3. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    2. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      2. PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
    3. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. HD 372. Psychology of Death and Dying (4)
      2. HD 540. Work, Retirement and Leisure(4)
      3. PSYC 387. Community Psychology (4)
      4. PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
      5. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  20. Testing and Assessment (6 units)
  21. Must complete A
    1. Choose ONE of the following:
      1. HD 245. Observations and Methods in Child Development:
        Early Childhood (2)
      2. HD 246. Observations and Methods in Child Development:
        Middle Childhood (2)
      3. HD 247. Observations and Methods in Child Development:
        Adolescence (2)
    Must complete B, C, or D
    1. PSYC 377. Tests and Measurements (4)
    2. HD or PSYC 400. Child Assessment (5)
    3. HD or PSYC 460. Adult Assessment (4)
  22. Choose TWO of the following:
    1. PSYC 355. Industrial Psychology (4)
    2. PSYC 382. Psychology of Social Behavior (4)
    3. PSYC 385. Personality (4)
    4. PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
  23. Choose TWO of the following:
    1. PSYC 357.** History and Systems of Psychology (4)
    2. PSYC 360. Cognitive Psychology (4)
    3. PSYC 362. Learning and Motivation (4)
    4. PSYC 364. Perception (4)
  24. Choose ONE of the following:
    1. PSYC 431. Experimental Psychology: Developmental (6)
    2. PSYC 421. Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Developmental (4)

**Also meets General Education Requirements

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