Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide our students with a well-rounded curriculum that incorporates theory, research, policy, and practice. As a result, our students develop an extensive command of various theories and milestones of human development, an awareness of effects of different child-rearing practices or conditions on the fulfillment of development promise, and much more.
- BA, Child and Adolescent Development with a Preparation for Teaching - Gain a foundation in child & adolescent development and subject matter commonly taught in K-8 schools. This program is designed for students interested in earning a teaching credential.
- BA, Child and Adolescent Development - Early Childhood Focus - Gain a foundation in child & adolescent development. This pathway emphasizes early care and education and is designed for students interested in careers working in childcare or in agencies serving children and families. This degree program also prepares students for graduate study in child and adolescent development or for the social sciences in general.
- BA, Child and Adolescent Development - Community Focus - Foundation in child & adolescent development. This pathway is designed for students whose interests are in working with children and families in community settings. This degree program also prepares students for graduate study in child and adolescent development or for the social sciences in general.
- Minor, Child and Adolescent Development - This academic program is particularly appropriate for students planning to enter the fields of education, social welfare, nursing, child care, and other human services professions.
- Minor, Atypical Child Studies - The minor is particularly beneficial for students who plan to pursue careers in a number of branches of the social and life sciences, education, medicine and other human services professions focusing on atypical infants/children and their families.
- MA, Child and Adolescent Development - This program is designed for students who are passionate about early childhood and emerging adulthood,
social/emotional developement, cognitive/language development, and more, and prepares
our graduates for a wide range of career paths, including:
- Doctoral programs
- Head Start and day care administrators
- Parent educators or child/youth advocates
- Child and family counselors
- Elementary, secondary school, and community college teachers
- Pediatric nurses and public health professionals