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Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development will be able to:

  • Describe the continuum of typical to atypical development of children and adolescents and/or factors that impact development, such as biological factors, social contexts, and broader systems (e.g., hormones, family, peers, schools, communities, cultures).
  • Locate, interpret, and critically evaluate scholarly articles in developmental psychology and other relevant fields.
  • Apply the theories and methods used to assess the behavior of children, adolescents, and/or the adults in the environment, including research design, quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, and interpretation.
  • Clearly and effectively express ideas using oral communication skills with attention to audience and topic.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, using APA format when appropriate.
  • Describe and explain the guidelines, and their importance, for the ethical treatment of children and adolescents as articulated by the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development.