BA Applied Psychology Child Advocacy

Apply psychological principles to improve children’s lives.

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Our Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology with a Concentration in Child Advocacy merges a liberal arts foundation with the specialized study of child development, child advocacy, community psychology and other critical issues. This program, available 100% online, provides the critical thinking and communication aptitude required for a career championing the well-being and development of children.

What You'll Learn

In the BA in Applied Psychology Child Advocacy program, you will explore the psychological principles, theories and research pertaining to the developing child from conception through early adolescence. You will cultivate the necessary knowledge to work as a child advocate by examining factors such as domestic violence, crime prevention, delinquency and substance abuse. See sample curriculum here. Find textbooks and materials required for each specific term.


Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.


With a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Child Advocacy, you can explore professional opportunities in a variety of fields, particularly in behavioral and social sciences. The program is applicable to positions such as youth counselor, residential supervisor, child development specialist and child welfare specialist. The bachelor’s degree program also serves as preparation for graduate studies across multiple disciplines of psychology and sociology, counseling and business.

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