Psychology students

Gain insight into growth and change

Study how humans learn, mature and adapt throughout the lifespan

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Strength in Community

Linking professionals to the community creates a positive relationship.

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Building bridges

Facilitating challenging conversations is an important role.

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Psychology: Developmental

Offered by: Psychology

Developmental psychology is the study of human growth and change. Developmental Psychology will teach you to understand how humans learn, mature, and adapt-touching on physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, and social changes and milestones. This program is unique to the region and will prepare you to continue your education in psychology or to start your career working in clinical practice, research, and service agencies.

Why Choose Psychology: Developmental?

If you have an interest and passion for understanding how people change and evolve over time, SRU's Developmental Psychology program will lay the foundation for a rewarding career. This program allows you to focus on human development through classes, hands-on experience, fieldwork, and research. The coursework and experiential learning in this program meets recommendations from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Mental Health Advisory Committee, and the American Psychological Association.

What Will You Learn?

You'll gain an understanding of how the biological, psychological, and social spheres impact human development throughout the lifespan. You can also choose to concentrate on a particular stage of life, such as:

  • Infancy
  • Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood
  • Aging

Careers In Psychology: Developmental

Through the Developmental Psychology program at SRU, you'll gain knowledge and skills required to work in areas like social services, early childhood intervention, residential care, and nursing home care. You'll develop the background for careers such as:

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Family Service Worker
  • Juvenile Justice Case Worker
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Older Adult Caseworker
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Advisor
  • Youth Counselor

This program will also provide you with the education and experience required for graduate programs in Psychology, Nursing, Medical Care, Diversity and Gender Studies, Criminal Justice and Law, Business and Industry, and others.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Psi Chi
  • Psychology Club