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Child Development and Social Intervention

Get an introduction to the various contexts in which children and adolescents develop, and learn about prevention and intervention efforts that address psychological, social, educational, and health problems in this undergraduate minor.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Minor, Child Development and Social Intervention

Full-time or Part-time

Who Should Choose This Minor

The minor in Child Development and Social Intervention is open to all undergraduate students at NYU with the exception of students majoring in Applied Psychology through Steinhardt.

This may be a good fit for you if you are interested in careers or further graduate study in the following areas:

  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Social work
  • Law
  • Public policy


How to declare a minor

If you wish to declare a minor in Child Development and Social Intervention you must meet with our academic advisor to enroll in restricted courses and discuss course selection.

When you are ready to declare the minor, you must apply for the minor in Albert. When you submit an application for the minor, it will be reviewed by both your homeschool and Steinhardt. Once approved, the minor will appear on your transcript.


All 4 credits: 16 credits total required for the minor

Required Courses

  • Developmental Psychology (APSY-UE 0010)
  • Community Psychology (APSY-UE 0005)

Possible Electives

  • Social Intervention in Schools and Communities (APSY-UE 1270)
  • Families, Schools, and Child Development (APSY-UE 1278)
  • Child Development and Social Policy in a Global Society (APSY-UE 1279)
  • Child & Adolescent Psychopathology (CAMS-UA 101)
  • Behavior Problems in School Settings: From Impairment to Intervention (CAMS-UA 134)
  • Global Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMS-UA 152)


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Erica Rodriguez