2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Child and Adolescent Studies - BS in Child Development

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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.


The concentration in Child and Adolescent Studies will provide students with foundational knowledge, current research, and career perspectives in the areas of development, education, and human ecology. Students will study how school-age children and adolescents develop and learn. This will include the study of typical and atypical cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development, as well as the relationship among these. Additionally, it will also examine developmental domains as well as explore ways that culturally diverse values and social attitudes are transmitted to school-age children and adolescents. Students will learn effective strategies needed for working with this age group in group and classroom settings, and techniques needed to facilitate positive relationships between and among homes, schools, and communities. Students will be able to critically examine selected issues and trends related to school-age children and adolescents.  

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (36 cr.)
  • Elective courses (47 cr.)
  • Capstone course (7 cr.)
  • ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum