Why Early Childhood Psychology?
- 1 Studying Early Childhood Psychology will open a wide array of career paths for you. Depending on your aspirations, Early Childhood Psychology may be a perfect accompaniment to your major.
- 2 Knowledge in Early Childhood Psychology will improve your ability to interact with kids, a vital skill in every child-related career.
- 3 Psychology majors study how and why organisms do what they do, which gives them a better understanding of human behavior. Thus, as a Childhood Psychology minor, you will gain a better understanding of children, yourself, and others.
Why Study Early Childhood Psychology at Saint Joseph’s College?
The Early Childhood Psychology minor is designed for non-Education students who desire careers working with young children. Perhaps you are interested in pursuing a career in childcare, marketing children’s products, juvenile justice, or other child-related career paths. If that is the case, minoring in Early Childhood Psychology is the perfect accompaniment to your major. Because our Early Psychology minors’ majors and career aspirations vary, we offer a wide array of classes, including Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development and Exceptional Needs, Literacy Learning Environments, Multimedia Education, Early Childhood, and many more. As a result, Early Childhood Psychology minors, with the help of advisors, can handpick their classes to coincide with their majors or future goals.
While students minoring in Early Childhood Psychology are encouraged to pursue internships, the Department of Psychology offers PSY 447: Seminar in Applied Developmental Psychology. During PSY 447, students apply the theory of and research in developmental psychology in non-laboratory settings. Supervised field experience with children is part of the course.
Dedication to Excellence
SJC’s Department of Psychology prepares students for continuing education on the graduate level or for immediate employment in clinical, counseling, or experimental fields. The Department of Psychology also strives to introduce students to a wide range of vocational paths.
Faculty and Class Size
SJC strives for high quality faculty, which is why every Department of Psychology professor has a doctoral degree in his or her field of expertise. Class sizes range between 10 and 20 students.