Human Development through the Life Cycle (BEH 352E)
Human Development through the Life Cycle (BEH 352E) is an online, self-paced lecture course. This course is designed to expose students to human development across the lifespan. It provides both a theoretical and a practical understanding of individual growth and change, distinguishing the characteristics of different stages of development, and the issues and processes that recur throughout the entire lifespan. After completing the course above, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a degree in fields such as nursing and occupational therapy.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology (LIB 120) or equivalent course
MCPHS also offers Introduction to Psychology. Please visit our Introduction to Psychology prerequisite course page for more information.
Human Development through the Life Cycle (BEH 352E) is an online, asynchronous, self-paced course. This course does not have specific meeting times or deadlines. You will complete your assignments on your schedule over 16 weeks using Blackboard, an online learning platform. You will also have the support of an instructor, as well as 24/7 online tutoring as you progress through the coursework. After completing this course, you will receive a final letter grade and be able to request an official transcript from our Registrar’s Office. Please note: Students can register for the lecture, the lab, or both. Registration is separate for each of these courses.
Courses run at a rate of $500 per credit hour. The School of Professional Studies offers reduced tuition options to new MCPHS students.
Students who have not previously taken coursework at MCPHS are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one course. Please complete the discount code form to receive the discount code.
Degree applicants who have been admitted to a degree program and paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for any prerequisite course that the Admission Office has indicated must be completed before starting the degree program. Please contact the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 (Boston), 508.373.5607 (Worcester), or 603.314.1701 (Manchester) for more information.
MCPHS is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
We suggest that students purchase their course materials after registering and gaining access to their course. Detailed instructions will then be provided.
The course requires the following textbook:
Sigelman, C.K. & Rider, E.A. (2022). Life-span human development (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
A webcam is also required.
Students can receive a full tuition refund if they drop a course within five business days of registering. Course changes will also be allowed during this five-day window.
After the five-day window closes (and up until the course's completion date), students may choose to withdraw from the course without a refund. This would result in a "W" on their student record.
Students should use a computer to interact with the course content rather than a mobile device, iPad, or Tablet. Please confirm you have the minimum computer specifications by reviewing the technology requirements for MCPHS before registering for your course.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have all the required resources needed to access the course material and software.
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"I found the Human Development course to be highly engaging and thought-provoking. The instructor provided detailed feedback and took the extra time and effort to reinforce the material. Their guidance had an immeasurable impact on my education."
Robert | Human Development