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Students and professor studyingBachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts provides a well-rounded liberal arts foundation that includes a second language requirement. With a combination of extensive coursework in developmental psychology (37-43 major credits) and a field study experience, the program prepares students for careers and additional training in such areas as early childhood education, counseling, health sciences and human service programs.

For more information about the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in child psychology please visit the University Catalog.

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Students working in a research labBachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science program places a stronger emphasis on coursework within the major (50-54 credits), replacing the second language requirement with additional child psychology courses. Students are also required to complete directed research, which provides students with first-hand experience conducting research in the field of developmental psychology. The B.S. prepares students for a career or graduate study in psychology, education, medicine, law, sociology, and other behavioral sciences.

For more information about the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in child psychology please visit the University Catalog.

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Nursing studentMinor

The child psychology minor provides a balanced curriculum of social and cognitive developmental psychology content, and is a great way to supplement your degree in Psychology, Speech-Language Hearing Sciences, Neuroscience, Sociology, Family Social Science, Early Childhood Education, Business and much more.

For more information about the requirements for the minor in child psychology please visit the University Catalog.

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