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Child-Adolescent Studies website

Child and Adolescent Studies, Department of

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Department Chair

Katherine Bono

Department Office/Website

Education Classroom 503


Natsuki Atagi, Jason Baker, Katherine Bono, Ioakim Boutakidis, Nathalie Carrick, Guadalupe Diaz Lara, Guadalupe Espinoza, Christa Greenfader, Leslie Grier, Janna Kim, Joyce Lin, Pamella Oliver, Claudia G. Pineda, Michelle Ramos, Diana Robles, Amirah Saafir, Sharon Seidman, Shu-Chen Yen, Sasha Zeedyk


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. Its mission is to prepare students to contribute to the community through fieldwork, course activities and extracurricular endeavors, and to continue that contribution as professionals in their work with children, adolescents and families; to conduct developmentally informed research with implications for practice; and to make significant contributions to the community through fieldwork and service. 

Degree Description

The Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Studies provides 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.  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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Advising

Academic advising is provided at both the Fullerton campus and via Zoom through regularly scheduled individual student advising appointments and drop-in hours. Students are encouraged to consult with a department adviser to develop an academic plan to ensure efficient progress towards graduation. Consult the department website to access available individual advising.

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ScienceNon-Degree


      Child and Adolescent Studies

      Courses are designated as CAS in the Class Schedule.

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