Child Development Minor or Certificate

About the Child Development Minor or Certificate

The Child Development program covers various stages of childhood, from infancy to adolescence, and explores how environmental, cultural, and familial factors impact a child's development. You will learn about various theories of child development, research methods, and practical applications of developmental concepts in diverse settings. This program is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing careers in education, counseling, public health, psychology, social services, healthcare, or other child-related fields. Graduates will have a strong foundation in child development, enabling them to make a positive impact on children's lives.

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Why Study Child Development at CWU?

This program was designed for students who want to improve their ability to work with children or parents.

Many majors would benefit from a minor or certificate in Child Development. From Psychology to Law and Justice, understanding child development can be helpful in a wide range of careers, as it provides insights into the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children.

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Degree Explanation

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.


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