Child and Adolescent Development Concentration

The Child and Adolescent Development concentration emphasizes the influence of families, peer groups, schools and communities on the well-being of children and adolescents. Graduates with this concentration are qualified to provide a wide range of services and lead programs for children and their families. Career opportunities include early childhood education, parent education, developmental therapy, Child Life specialty, adoption case work and day-care administration. Graduates also may choose to pursue graduate education in a variety of fields, including human development research, education, psychology, social work, law, medicine, and business.

Child and Adolescent Development Concentration Required
HDFS 401Socialization and Development4
Three courses selected from:9-10
Infancy & Early Childhood
Middle Childhood
Adult Development
Adolescent Development
One course selected from:3-4
Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
Critical Family Transitions
Family Conflict Management
Family Adaptation & Resilience
Total Hours16-18