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BA in Psychology, Child Psychology

This program is designed for students interested in psychology, focusing on working with all children; especially those with various developmental challenges.

Child Psychology Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with the Child Psychology concentration delves into the development, learning and current treatment options for children with autism and other disabilities. It addresses child development from biological, evolutionary, behavioral, psychoanalytic, cognitive, sociocultural and humanistic perspectives and provides applied courses on enhancing child development and learning.

As a student, you will:

  • Connect psychological theory to real-life applications.
  • Examine psychological principles of human behavior from a historical perspective.
  • Understand methodology and statistical techniques related to behavioral science research.
  • Apply appropriate methods of scientific writing in APA format.
  • Understand and apply the major theories related to the entire lifespan.

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Spring I (Jan 11, 2021)

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Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 315, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Visalia Campus
337 N. Plaza Dr., Visalia, CA 93291
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 2008, Menifee, CA 92584
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Lemoore NAS Campus
Bldg. 824, Suite 101, Hancock Circle, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
Bremerton Campus
1600 Chester Ave, Building 11, Room 112, Bremerton, WA 98337

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this Bachelor's program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
    • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
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    Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a Brandman Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology

      3

      MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

      3

      PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

      3

      PSYU 304 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

      3

      PSYU 306 Critical Thinking

      3

      PSYU 320 Human Development across the Lifespan

      3

      PSYU 328 Abnormal Psychology

      3

      PSYU 333 Physiological Psychology

      3

      PSYU 336 Social Psychology

      3

      PSYU 351 History and Systems of Psychology

      3

      PSYU 480 Psychology Capstone

      3

      Core Foundation in Psychological Science Subtotal

      33

      Concentration

      15

      Students will select a concentration from the options below. *

       

      Concentration Subtotal

      15

      Total Credits

      48

    • The child psychology concentration is designed for students interested in working with all children with a specific emphasis on children with various developmental challenges. The Child Psychology Concentration provides students with a greater depth of study in child development, learning, and current treatment options for children with autism and other disabilities. It addresses child development from biological, evolutionary, behavioral, psychoanalytic, cognitive, sociocultural, and humanistic perspectives and provides applied courses on how to enhance child development and learning.

      PSYU 310 Psychology of Learning

      3

      PSYU 323 Child Development

      3

      PSYU 398 Pediatric Neuropsychology

      3

      PSYU 464 Applied Behavioral Analysis

      3

      PSYU 466 Preferred Behavior Enhancement

      3

      Total Credits

      15

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