Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.) Minor in Child Psychology

Program Overview

The B.S. in Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, gives you the foundation you will need to build a career in mental health as well as the required skills and knowledge to enter graduate school. Our program integrates social, emotional, and behavioral theories with current trends in psychology and mental health. Albizu University’s multicultural approach focuses on the worth and dignity of all people, regardless of background, origin, or life circumstances.

As an undergraduate, your studies are tailored to your academic interests and goals. In addition to the General Psychology program, seven minors are available:  Child Psychology, Cross-Cultural Studies, Forensic Psychology, Health PsychologyApplied Behavior AnalysisGay and Lesbian Studies, and Case Management Studies. You will also have the opportunity to take a select number of graduate-level courses as electives, paving the way for entrance into a master’s degree program. 

Program Highlights

The B.S. in Psychology program with a minor in Child Psychology prepares you to excel in the field of child and adolescent psychology, training you to understand the developmental processes that occur in each stage of growth and how to help families manage them. 

In addition to the core curriculum for B.S. in Psychology students, the following courses are required for the minor: Psychology of Children (PSY322), Psychology of Infancy and Childhood (PSY338), Psychology of Adolescence (PSY339), Family Systems (PSY332), and Educational Psychology (PSY422).

Albizu University has historically provided professional training that is sensitive to cultural and ethnic issues. Following this tradition, the program familiarizes you with a variety of multicultural topics, enhancing your ability to work with diverse populations.

Courses are taught by an expert group of faculty with real-life, practical experience in various fields of psychology. The availability of day, evening, and weekend classes provides you with the flexibility and convenience you need to meet the other demands of life.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Albizu University's B.S. in Psychology program find employment as social workers, case managers, human resource professionals, certified addiction professionals, behavioral technicians at hospitals, child life specialists, and associate behavior analysts. Some begin careers in corrections or law enforcement or apply their studies in psychology to teaching in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, working in areas with a critical shortage of teachers. Others continue their studies at the graduate level, with the advantage of an enhanced knowledge and understanding of human behavior.

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  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education