Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development Guiding Growth: Empower the Next Generation with Liberty’s Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Liberty University’s Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development is designed to introduce you to the foundational and developmental perspectives on child and family life. The physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual development of children and adolescents is ever-changing.

The principles you gain throughout our courses will provide you with the essential framework necessary to help parents and caregivers create and sustain healthy and balanced lives.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University is proud to partner with world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson. Liberty’s Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development is offered through our James C. Dobson Center. The goal of the center is to equip men and women with the knowledge and training to positively impact families and society for Christ.

Our Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development is offered entirely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. These courses pair especially well with our Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Christian Counseling.

Liberty’s Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development highlights the contemporary issues that threaten healthy families in today’s society and provides instruction in becoming a voice for these families in need.

Our psychology professors are excited to train you on how to handle challenging parenting situations such as child discipline strategies, trauma and abuse, and healthy sexuality from a biblical perspective. You will discuss these topics in a safe environment as you interact with professors and classmates who have the same goal as you — to help families in need.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.