Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development will
be able to:
Compare and contrast typical and atypical development of children and adolescents.
Locate, interpret, and critically evaluate scholarly articles in developmental psychology.
Apply theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to observation, assessment,
and interaction with children, adolescents, and the adults in their environment.
Describe the scientific approach to developmental psychology and apply basic research
methods in developmental psychology, including research design, qualitative and quantitative
analysis, and interpretation.
Clearly and effectively express ideas using oral communication skills with attention
to audience and topic.
Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills in a variety of formats
and for a variety of audiences, using APA format when appropriate.
Evaluate the role that context (i.e., family, peers, schools, communities, cultures)
plays in development.
Describe and defend the guidelines for the ethical treatment of children and adolescents
as articulated by the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research
in Child Development.