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Overview for Developmental and Child Psychology

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from infancy through adulthood. Includes instruction in cognitive and perceptual development, emotional development, personality development, the effects of biological maturation on behavior, theories of cognitive growth and related research methods, testing and assessment methods for different age levels, research on child and adolescent behavior therapy, and the psychology of aging. Note ( Family and Human Development Studies/Individual and Family Development Studies, General, have been integrated into Developmental and Child Psychology because the definitions are virtually the same for the two programs.

Careers for Developmental and Child Psychology Majors

A major in Developmental and Child Psychology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Developmental and Child Psychology

Top 30 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Developmental and Child Psychology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Antioch University McGregor
Yellow Springs, OH
 12
(26.1%)
 - 
 Peace College
Raleigh, NC
 14
(11.2%)
Moderately Selective$24,158 
Savannah State University
Savannah, GA
 26
(8.7%)
Open Admissions$16,388 
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Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL
 47
(8.1%)
Less Selective$32,104 
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, WI
 65
(6.5%)
Less Selective$14,187 
Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH
 11
(5.8%)
Less Selective$31,090 
Prescott College
Prescott, AZ
 12
(5.6%)
 $24,643 
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Utica College
Utica, NY
 23
(4.7%)
Less Selective$27,284 
Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, CA
 18
(2.8%)
Less Selective$33,910 
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
 5
(2.3%)
Less Selective$27,971 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.