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Child Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Our family and child major will prepare you to make a lasting difference in the lives of families and children. As a student, you will pick from three closely related concentrations in child development, family studies, and child life.
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Overview

Many of our graduates work as teachers or administrators in early care and education programs, such as a child care center, Head Start or a family child care home. Others work as home visitors or developmental therapists or coaches for quality improvement programs. Each is qualified to work in more generalized positions in this rapidly expanding field.

Students gain many experiential learning opportunities at the Ball State Child Study Center, a nationally accredited infant/toddler and preschool facility located on campus, supervised by faculty in the Child Development program. In addition to in-depth course work, each student has the opportunity take part in both a practicum experience and an internship, cementing his or her knowledge and skills in working with young children.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Family Relations
  • Personal Nutrition
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Wellness
  • Parenting
  • Administration of EC Programs
  • Prosocial Development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • We will consider both your academic performance and extracurricular activities when we review your application
  • A complete application requires an official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
  • If you choose to send in your test scores, we accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript (SAT and/or ACT scores)
  • Be a first-year undergraduate international applicant to a participating college or university
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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