Return to: B.S. in Human Services
The period from childhood to adolescence is a complex time of transformational physical changes as well as important mental and social development. There are many social influences that can affect the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of children and adolescents. In the online B.S. in Human Services Child and Adolescent Development concentration, students will learn the key theories related to the biological and behavioral maturation processes of this age group. They will examine the trends and issues that affect children and adolescents today—including Internet use, social media, substance abuse, (cyber) bullying, eating disorders, depression, suicide, and teenage pregnancy.