Psychology / Child & Adolescent Development (BA) - Outcomes

While many psychology majors who concentrate in child and adolescent development pursue a master's degree in psychology, or go to work as counselors in schools or clinics, your career options are much broader. Because of the program's strong foundation in the liberal arts and emphasis on experiential learning, you'll graduate with a broad set of skills you can apply in a variety of careers — particularly positions that require an in-depth understanding of interpersonal relationships and human development. When you graduate with a B.A. in psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent development from SNHU, you'll leave with the following:

Broad Knowledge of Key Principles and How to Apply Them
You'll not only learn major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology, you'll discover how to apply them in real-world settings through internships, research projects and other experiential learning opportunities.

Proficiency in Research Methods
You'll learn how to apply fundamental research methods in psychology, including research, design, data analysis and interpretation.

Ability to Think Critically
You'll discover how to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to address behavioral and cognitive issues.

Interpersonal Communication Skills 
You'll hone your written and oral communication skills so you can better understand and connect with individuals.  

Sociocultural and International Awareness
You'll learn how to recognize and understand the complexity of sociocultural and international differences and how they influence individual behavior.  

Solid Foundation in Professional Values and Ethics
You'll be expected to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically and reflect other important values that serve as cornerstones of the field of psychology.

Additional Career Resources

Student Organizations

SNHU's Psychology Student Association
Popular club with lots of events scheduled throughout the year.

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
The national honor society in psychology.

Career Opportunities
SNHU's Career Development Center – Psychology Outlook
Document that outlines all of the career options for students earning a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Social Psychology Network
Shows job market for specific areas of psychology. – Psychology Careers
Entry-level career options for students with a psychology degree.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics - Psychologists

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association
With 150,000 members, it's the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Eastern Psychological Association
Founded in 1896, it's the oldest of the regional Psychological Associations in the United States.

New England Psychological Association
Regional organization dedicated to the advancement of psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare

University Accreditation

SNHU is a fully accredited university. Access our list of accreditations. More...

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