The Department of Child and Adolescent Studies is dedicated to promoting the well-being of children, adolescents, and families through teaching, research, and reflective practice.
Our mission is threefold:
The Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD) is designed to provide students with empirically-derived knowledge about bio-physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive developmental milestones from conception through adolescence; individual and cultural differences; and common variations in development. Students develop critical thinking, writing, and oral presentation skills in preparation to be professionals working with children and families. Our curriculum provides broad undergraduate preparation for students interested in early care and education, elementary education, special education, and a variety of youth-related social service careers, as well as graduate study in disciplines such as child development, counseling, developmental psychology, and social work.
Kari Knutson Miller, Ph.D., Department Chair
800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton CA 92834
Department Office - EC-503
Telephone: (657) 278-8458
Fax: (657) 278-4456