Child and Adolescent Psychology

The Child and Adolescent Psychology emphasis provides a framework for working with children and adolescents, as opposed to emphasis areas that may focus on other populations. Learners have the opportunity to observe children and apply psychological theory, principles, and methodology within assignments geared toward this population. Graduates of the emphasis may choose to pursue a master’s degree and beyond, and potentially a marriage and family therapy license.

Career Opportunities: Serve children and adolescents in schools, social welfare agencies, ministry, etc. Professions may include work with foster care and adoption, youth camps, YMCA, group homes, and the like.

This 15-unit emphasis may be paired with the following programs: B.A. in Applied Psychology, B.A. in Applied Studies, B.A. in Leadership, B.A. in Management, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Health Sciences, and B.S. in Information Systems.

Coursework15 units
APSY 425
Crisis Counseling and Intervention
APSY 440
Child Psychology
APSY 445
Adolescent Psychology
APSY 450
Family Systems
APSY 455
Conflict Management
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.