BA in Psychology, Child Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Child Psychology

Thisprogram is designed for students interested in psychology, focusing on working with all children and especially those with various developmental challenges. Students are encouraged to participate in fieldwork, independent research projects, and elective courses.

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.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 32 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 300 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.

Core Foundation in Psychological Science

PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral and 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 & Systems of Psychology 3
PSYU 480 Psychology Capstone 3
Total Credits   33

Child Psychology Concentration

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   25
Total Credits 58
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