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Dual Major: Psychology & 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.

Degree Requirements

BA Checklist - Dual C - W10

BA Checklist - Dual L - W10


Updated Advising for Psych/HD Students!

Hello Psychology/Human Development Students,

To assist you with your advising needs, we have set up a process for online advising. By submitting a copy of your MyCap, you will get personalized advising assistance to help you with your graduation goals from our department peer advisers and professional advisers dedicated to the psychology department.

Please follow each step in these directions: 

1) Please watch the following advising video. This video will go over the information necessary to complete your mycap report, including tips for the transition of quarter and semester programs. The link is for a voicethread video. It can be watched from any computer or device with speakers or earphones – no need to have an account to watch.

2) Upload your mycap to the psychology/HD advising blackboard. This simple blackboard site was designed to allow you to provide your mycap and PAWS to peer advising while maintaining the privacy of your student data. Advisers will only have access to what you submit, and only for the duration of your advising session. The blackboard site is a self-enroll site.

a. Log in to your blackboard account

b. Find the via the Courses tab and search for: Psychology/HD Advising

c. Enroll in the advising blackboard using this password: psych-hd

d. Please upload a pdf file of your myCap and PAWS report (optional - see disclaimer below for more details). Include your name, coyote ID, and phone number in the comments section. You may also include specific advising questions you would like the advisor to address.

e. Note for Psyc 101 students – your mycap must be uploaded in the advising blackboard (not 101) in the section marked for your Psyc 101 course. Your Psyc 101 instructor will receive notice for you to receive credit.

3) Check your university email account for a response

Your Psychology/HD advising team wishes you the best of health and well-being. We are here to support you with your graduation goals.