Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Department Mission

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We are dedicated to enhancing the health of individuals, families, and communities through a scientific understanding and application of psychology and child development. We offer a high-quality education fostering a wide-ranging knowledge of psychological and developmental science. Students are challenged to be actively engaged in a learning process that involves intellectual rigor, a passion for human concerns, and an appreciation and understanding of diversity from the local to the global. Our graduates possess the self-awareness, skills, and knowledge they need to begin careers or go on to graduate study. Alumni become competent and ethical professionals who serve the growing multicultural population of California and the nation.

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