Childhood and Adolescence Certificate

Childhood and Adolescence Studies

Childhood and Adolescence Studies (CAS) is an academic, interdisciplinary program built around a core of liberal arts courses that will ground students in current, up-to-date research and theory on children and adolescents. The primary course offerings that comprise the CAS certificate are in the social sciences, humanities, health sciences, social work, and education. These courses train students to understand children and adolescents from an academic and research perspective, examining children and adolescents both as they are embedded in larger society and culture and as they produce and create their own cultures. CAS, as an interdisciplinary program, will prepare students for the complexity of understanding children and their social worlds, including their interactions with peers, family, schools, and community.

The Childhood and Adolescence Studies Certificate is intended to enhance a bachelor's degree. The Program is open to all students seeking a bachelor's degree from UWM and to students who previously have received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university.