Child and Adolescent Development

In this specialization, you will apply the latest theories and research on child development, abnormal psychology, behavior analysis, and health to promote the well-being of children and adolescents in schools, communities, and families. As you focus on practical approaches to real-world challenges facing children and adolescents, such as bullying and obesity, you will gain the tools to make an impact on their lives.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (33 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum credits to complete the program. The number of credits and the time to completion for the program may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code DPSY 6002 Course Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code DPSY 6111 Course Themes and Theories of Developmental Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code DPSY 6215 Course Lifespan Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code DPSY 6218 Course Gender and Human Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code DPSY 6121 Course Development in the Digital Age Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code RSCH 6100Y Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code DPSY 6719 Course Developmental Psychopathology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code DPSY 6400 Course Diversity in Child/Adolescent Development and Learning Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code DPSY 6401 Course Principles/Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis for Children and Adolescents Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code DPSY 6393 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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