BA in Child Development Leadership


Go Help Children Grow

Southern New Hampshire University's child development program prepares students for a variety of careers working with children and for graduate study. By engaging students in the field from the very beginning, students are able to not only refine their skills in the field, but students are able to build their network and begin seeing their career develop right in front of them.

The leadership concentration prepares students to run their own early childhood businesses or become licensed directors for existing programs. Rounding out the degree with classes in business and leadership provide the knowledge and experience necessary for students to successfully enter the business world while always keeping children in mind.

In focusing on the Psychology concentration, students come to a better understanding of the “why.” Why do children do the things they do? What makes them each different? How does the child’s mind grow? Students come to a greater understanding of not only the growth but the differences between children as they continually develop.

Graduates of the family studies concentration are prepared to enter the diverse field of family services as child and family caseworkers or work in the area of child and family intervention. Classes grounded in knowledge of the justice system provide a real-world view of just what is important in the world of family services and the challenges and opportunities associated with it.

A major in child development provides students with in-depth knowledge of the dynamic transformations children experience and is excellent preparation for graduate study. Students not only refine their skills, but graduates of our program develop a passion for working with students and helping them become the best that they can be.

Required Core Courses

General Education Program

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