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Child Learning & Development

Bachelor of Arts


One of the most versatile degrees offered at Concordia, the BA in Child Learning & Development degree leans into a wide range of practices to ensure career readiness in any field related to adolescent development. The core of the program centers on the fundamental processes of child and adolescent development within the contexts of families, schools, peer groups, and larger cultural contexts. Throughout your studies, you’ll gain a complete understanding of the methodology that will propel you to successful career opportunities that advance childhood education advocacy. Career opportunities stemming from the program include education, psychology, public health, social work, and public policy. While this degree opens many career pathways, it does not lead to a Minnesota teaching license.


Program Length

43 Credits


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Unlike degrees at other universities, the BA in Child Learning & Development aims to prepare graduates for work in a vast array of fields, not a single concentration. This is achieved through diverse coursework, knowledgeable professors who help you on your journey, and real-world learning opportunities.

All students who work their way through the program will take a blend of education and psychology courses. You’ll be equipped with a well-rounded skill set that touches on human relations, educational psychology, understanding the unique challenges of youth education, adolescent psychology, and more.

After completing the program, you’ll be prepared to transform your personal, professional, and community environments in ways that fulfill tenets of the Christian faith, advance servant leadership, and address human needs. Many of our graduates find work as behavior analysts, social workers, family therapists, child psychologists, and more.

Career Paths

Community Health Worker $ 48,200
Social Worker $ 53,940
School Psychologist $ 84,940


CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.


Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.