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Child and Adolescent Studies

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Only 18-21 credits, this minor will focus on child development, health of the child and adolescent, and techniques for working with all youth.


This minor may be of interest to students in social work, sociology, nursing, healthcare navigation, education, criminal justice, psychology, or business (marketing, communication, etc.).

Child and Adolescent Studies Minor

EN 140Introduction to Diversity Studies3
GS 255Child and Adolescent Health3
PS 224Developmental Psychology3
SO 122Introduction to Sociology3
Select Two of the Following:6 - 9
CJ 228
Juvenile Justice
ED 143
Child and Family Nutrition
ED 253
Educational Psychology
ED 263
Educating the Exceptional Person
NU 350
Challenges Along the Journey: Interventions for Core Body System Alterations 1
or NU 352
Challenges Along the Journey: Intervention for Alterations in Regulatory and Protective Mechanisms
PS 215
Adolescent Psychology
SO 202
Marriage & the Family: Intimate Relationships
SW 235
Family Child Welfare
SW 245
Basic Helping Skills
SW 250
Human Sexuality
Total Hours18-21

This will only count as one elective. The nursing student will still need to choose a second elective. 

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.