B.Sc. On Campus

Child Development

Nova Southeastern University

48 months
33510 USD/year
33510 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The B.S. in Child Development offered by Nova Southeastern University prepares students with a working knowledge of typical and atypical development from birth through adolescence, and an understanding of the influence of familial, cultural, socioeconomic, and other factors on developmental progression and child and adolescent well-being. 


Key facts:

  • What you'll study
Infants and young children experience life differently than older children. Learn how to assess their progress, meet special needs, and apply developmental research to enhance their lives. With a major in Child Development, you'll investigate parenting, literacy, and psychosocial development. An advanced senior year seminar will inspire you to research, examine, and analyze current and relevant issues that affect young children and their families.
  • How you'll learn more
Take advantage of one of the nation's best resources devoted to early childhood: NSU's Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. Gain insights from the latest research on autism and other challenges, and connect with NSU and community resources that support childhood health. While at Nova Southeastern University, consider earning the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.
  • Where it can take you
Graduates of the child development program can pursue a variety of different careers. The program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in working directly with children and their families in a human services or child care and education program setting once they graduate and/or would like to pursue graduate studies in fields including but not limited to, developmental disabilities, child protection, child advocacy, education, and counseling/psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infant and Toddler Development 
  • Preschool, Primary, and Middle Childhood Development 
  • Adolescent Development 
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
  • Cultural and Social Issues in Child Development 
  • Promoting Child Health and Safety 
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Supporting Children & Adolescents with Special Needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Application for Admission
  • Request Submission of Official Transcripts
  • Choose Whether to Submit Test Scores
  • Complete the School Report (Common Application only)
  • Submit Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16755 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    33510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16755 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Davie

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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