B.Sc. On Campus

Child Development and Family Studies

48 months
25284 USD/year
25284 USD/year
9114 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The hands-on Child Development and Family Studies program from West Virginia University will prepare you for jobs in nursery schools, child care centers, infant-care and after-school programs, and many other settings.


The BS in Child Development and Family Studies from West Virginia University offers two curriculum pathways: Birth through Pre-Kindergarten and Family and Youth.

In the Birth through Pre-Kindergarten option, you will study the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of young children in the family and preschool contexts. You'll learn to construct early childhood environments where the young children can develop skills for lifelong learning. The program provides extensive field experiences with various ages of young children.


Graduates go on to pursue graduate degrees in school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, public health, special education, human development and family studies, developmental psychology and child life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Infant Development
  • Adolescent Problems and Disorders

  • Family Interaction and Communication

  • Best Practices in Pre-K Movement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for general admission.
  • Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Please be advised that some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry.
  • For direct admission to some colleges and majors, SAT or ACT scores are required and must be sent to WVU directly from the respective testing services. Please review the program requirements. For all other majors, international students are encouraged but not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, if available. SAT/ACT scores are useful for determining scholarship eligibility.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25284 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25284 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9114 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Morgantown

775 - 1290 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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