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Child and Adolescent Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Department of Child and Adolescent Development at California State University Northridge offers an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary undergraduate degree program focusing on the study of human development from conception through emerging adulthood.

Overview

Program Description

The Child and Adolescent Development degree program at California State University Northridge leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development. Students elect to complete the option in Applied Developmental Science or the option in Early Childhood Development.

The option in Applied Developmental Science emphasizes the analysis and synthesis of classic and contemporary research in the interest of promoting positive developmental outcomes spanning conception through early adulthood. Students in this option explore theories, concepts and phenomena relevant to the development of individuals and social systems, including the wide range of familial, biological, societal, cultural, physical, ecological, political and historical settings of human development. Students who elect to complete the option in Early Childhood Development develop a strong foundation of content knowledge and practical skills applicable to working with young children (i.e., conception through age 7). Students in this option have the opportunity to complete all of the requirements for the Child Development Permit (credential required for preschool teachers, administrators and childcare professionals) during the degree program. Many students in this option may choose to add the Minor in Child-Care Administration (see Department of Family and Consumer Sciences) without delaying completion of the degree. Note that 9 units in the Early Childhood Development option meet requirements for the Minor in Child-Care Administration.

Both options in the degree program emphasize the use of research- and evidence-based knowledge to empower students to become critical consumers of theoretical perspectives and information relating to the physical, social and cognitive development of children and adolescents. This foundation allows students to develop content knowledge and skills essential to participating in informed public dialogue, social policy and interventions/best practices facilitating positive development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National Students: 30 November for fall admission

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biracial and Multiracial Identity
  • Asian American Child and the Schools
  • Asian American Families
  • African-American FamilyThe Black Child
  • Contemporary American Indian Social Issues
  • Gender and Culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6792 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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