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Family and Child, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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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Course work includes classes from multiple disciplines to provide the student with a solid academic background and one-on-one experiences with young children. Following their internship, with 480 hours experience, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Child Life Specialist Exam.

For further information on this career path, please go to Child Life Council to connect with the Child Life Council which is the certifying body for Child Life.

Program Objectives are to:

  • Understand the major theories in Family and Child and be able to apply them in practice
  • Understand and critically evaluate the research process and key content knowledge in Child Life and translate research findings and key content knowledge into practice
  • Understand and demonstrate professional behavior
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for Child Life, including the use of technology when appropriate
  • Understand the influence of the broader social, cultural and historical context on children, families and relationships and apply these to practice in the Child Life field

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Educ in a Democratic Society
  •  Plan for Elem and EC Classroom
  • Family and Community Relations
  • Early and Elem Educ Soc Just
  • Creative Exp for Yng Children
  • EC Curriculum and Instruction
  • Tchg in the Pre-K K Program
  • Health and Well Being in EC
  • Cult and Lang in Tchg and Lrng
  • Early Childhood Language Arts 

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.


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