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Child Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The 36-hour interdisciplinary major in Child Studies offered by Vanderbilt University draws on courses from psychology, education, special education, and human and organizational development.
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Overview

The major is excellent pre-professional preparation for students interested in graduate school in psychology or education, in law (e.g., child and family advocacy), or in various health related areas involving children (e.g., pediatric medicine, pediatric nursing, child-life specialist). It is also appropriate for students who are interested in gaining a broader understanding of children and families in contemporary society. 

Key facts:

  • The major areas covered are Learning, Developmental Psychology, Language and Literacy, Families, Community and Diversity, and Research Methods.
  • The Child Studies program offered by Vanderbilt University offers excellent preparation for students planning to pursue graduate school in areas that focus on children. It is also appropriate for students who want to have a scientifically-based understanding of child development to guide them in child-focused careers such as child advocacy, service provision, and policy-making for children and their families. A number of our current Child-Studies students are preparing to work with children in hospitals as Child-Life Specialists. Graduates of the Child Studies program have gone into fields such as clinical psychology, child advocacy, educational policy, and medicine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Aspects of Human Development
  • Social and Personality Development
  • Infancy; Adolescent Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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