2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Adolescent Development - BS in Psychology


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Every day, children and adolescents deal with tough situations that can have a critical impact on their lives and development. This age group often faces serious issues, such as bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, strained relationships with parents, and school pressures. The Child and Adolescent Development concentration explores the cognitive, physical, and socioemotional development of school-age children and adolescents. By focusing on childhood and adolescence in psychology, students can learn strategies for working with these age groups in a variety of settings to address the challenging issues they face today.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (35 cr.)
  • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Psychology Elective Courses (20 cr.)


Choose all four courses listed below or any four 3000-level, 4000-level, or 5000-level courses in the School of Psychology.

Electives (45 cr.)


Choose nine courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four courses must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 45 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.