Program Overview

Students who study psychology and focus on a concentration develop a specific understanding of a section of human psychology. Those who are passionate about the well-being and safety of children can seek a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology with Concentration in Child Advocacy degree from Florida Tech University. This concentration prepares individuals for the expectations and rigors involved in acting as a youth counselor, a child welfare specialist, a child development specialist or a child social worker. 

This degree begins with a basis in liberal arts for the development of a well-rounded individual and culminates in child development studies, child advocacy studies, community and child psychology, and understanding on critical issues in childhood development and childhood treatment. Florida Tech offers the classes entirely online for developing the communication ability and critical thinking ability to bring aid to children in need of an advocate. 

Students studying Applied Psychology and Child Advocacy will develop the skills they need to work as a child advocate and understand the complexity and key concepts necessary for understanding sociocultural development of children. Students will learn to identify and understand problems facing organizations as well as develop practical solutions to meet those problems, in addition to value to the complexity and concepts of sociocultural and international diversity.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcripts of high school graduation or GED equivalent (if fewer than 24 semester credit hours at an accredited institution). Official transcripts of all regionally accredited higher education institutions attended. Official records for any advancement exams, including CLEP, GED college-level examinations, and /or DANTES, USAFI examinations.

    School Overview

    Florida Institute of Technology is a private university in Melbourne, Florida. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech’s original name was Brevard Engineering College. The university has grown steadily throughout the years. Florida Institute of Technology’s mission is "to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities" and "to expand knowledge through basic and applied research and to serve the diverse economic, cultural, and societal needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies."

    Florida Tech offers degrees at the associate's, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and many of these degrees at all levels are available in fully online formats.


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