About Child Development
At its core, our Child Development minor prepares students to appropriately educate and directly care for children. With coursework exploring psychological processes, cultural diversity, the arts, child guidance, and atypical development, this interdisciplinary minor is an excellent supplement to a wide variety of majors.
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Interested students can construct an interdisciplinary Child Development major.
Reading to Dogs
Psychology professors led student research into the advantages for children with developmental issues reading to trained dogs.
Those going into Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy often combine a Child Development minor with a major in Kinesiology or Psychology in order to prepare for their professional career.
24 hours for interdisciplinary minor; self-designed area major available on request
The minor requires 9-15 hours in psychology, with the remaining hours selected from sociology, education, history, communication, kinesiology, art, music, and theatre.