Certificate in Adolescence

Pullman students may pursue a certificate in adolescence while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, another bachelor’s degree, or independent of completion of a bachelor’s degree. The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and professional skills to seek employment in a variety of settings that focus on teens/youth including, but not limited to:

  • Adolescent counseling centers
  • Youth programs
  • The juvenile justice system


  • Work closely with an advisor in the Department of Human Development.
  • Complete the courses required for the certificate, including an internship.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 for the courses required for the certificate.
  • When requirements are completed for the certificate, the student is awarded with a Certificate in Adolescence. This shows that the student has completed a course of study that focuses on adolescent development and issues. (Note: This does not mean the student is state certified.)
All HD majors are required to take 42 credit hours of Human Development courses.

Required Course Work

For a full list of required courses and course descriptions, visit the WSU Course Catalog.