Message from the Psychology Dept. Chair about the Child & Adolescent Development (B.A.) Concentration

Are you one of those individuals who always wanted to work with children or adolescents?

Are you interested in learning about infants, toddlers, children & adolescents as they develop and refine their motor skills, cognitive abilities, unique personalities and social skills? Are you concerned with the problems many youth face in our society today?

Do you really want to make a difference in the lives of children?

As a Psychology major at SNHU you have the opportunity to choose a concentration in Child & Adolescent Development. Through this focused course of study you will gain an in-depth understanding of the physical, social, psychological and cognitive development of this special population. Students will be prepared to work with youth in a variety of settings and/or continue their studies at the graduate level. 

At SNHU we believe students learn best when they are allowed to integrate classroom
experiences into such applied learning situations as case studies, group projects,
volunteer and experiential learning, internships, field trips, and involvement in research
activities, professional organizations and clubs. These experiences allow students to more fully understand the unique needs, challenges and developmental issues of our younger generation in a manner that makes the classroom learning “come alive”, with opportunities beginning in the first year.
Graduates of our program have a strong liberal arts background and may pursue graduate studies in psychology or other behavioral or social sciences areas. Students are also prepared to enter careers that emphasize interpersonal relations with an in-depth understanding the needs of children. The demand for graduates in these career areas remains strong, and the outlook is very promising for the future.

If Psychology with a Concentration in Child & Adolescent Development is the field of study for you, then you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at our program. Come and visit, talk with the professors, attend a class and find out why so many students find this to be the best program for them. Please contact me if you have any questions. I can be reached at; (603) 668-2211 Ext. 2207. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Betsy Gunzelmann, Ed.D.
Chair of Psychology

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