College of Health and Human Development

Child and Adolescent Studies BS

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students can describe and/or explain relevant theories, concepts and related research findings.
  • Students can identify and describe normative development and individual and group differences.
  • Students can describe biological, psychological, cultural and environmental influences on development.
  • Students can identify and describe key components of cultural competence.
  • Students will be able to identify, access, analyze and synthesize relevant sources, including research studies.
  • Students write effectively in APA style, taking purpose and audience into account.
  • Students make effective oral presentations, taking purpose and audience into account.
  • Students can effectively apply theories, concepts, and research findings to promote child well-being across diverse populations.
  • Students can identify relevant ethical principles and legal issues and the impact of possible actions in real-world situations.
  • Students can describe effective case, administrative, legislative, and media advocacy strategies to promote the well-being of children, adolescents, and families.


*Retrieved from AMS February 16, 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.