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Child and Family Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, GA,
Are you looking for a degree program that allows you to work with people throughout the life cycle? Earning a Bachelor of Science with a major Child and Family Development at Georgia Southern University trains you to do just that.

About

Georgia Southern’s program provides students with an understanding of the developmental needs and choices of individuals throughout their life span. Our students also learn the tools they need to improve the wellbeing of these individuals, through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Our students are also able to:

  •       develop problem-solving skills;
  •       analyze interpersonal relationships;
  •       establish bases for conflict resolution; and
  •       recognize physical, mental, and social wellness.

Georgia Southern’s curriculum consists of the study of child development from conception through adolescence, family development and economics, families in later life, parenting, administration of programs for children and families, and assessment of children and families. Our courses focus on all age groups, including: mental, prenatal, infancy, toddler, preschool, school age, adolescence, and adults.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Composition I
  • Intro. To Family Science
  • Composition II
  • Family Economic Environment
  • Child Development
  • Introduction To Family Services
  • World History II
  • Global Citizens
  • Birth to 5 Methods
  • Diversity in Human Development
  • Youth Development
  • Adult Development & Later Life

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

The Office of Admissions considers the following when evaluating students for admission to Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro and Armstrong campuses.

High School GPA & Required High School Curriculum
  • 2.5+ High School GPA
  • Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses listed at the bottom of this page. Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. Grades will be used as listed on your official high school transcript; Georgia Southern does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19282 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9641 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2732 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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per 15 credits

Living costs for Statesboro

  • 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.

Funding

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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