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Child Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1262 (BCR) Fort Worth, TX, United States
Discover how you can help change the world for children on this Child Development program offered at the Texas Christian University.You’ll have opportunities for unique internships and independent study giving you practical experience in child development and child advocacy.
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Overview

In our Child Development program, you’ll learn about issues involving physical, social and cognitive development of children as well as professional conduct and global issues. Our multidisciplinary curriculum includes the disciplines of education, nutritional sciences, nursing, psychology, sociology, criminal justice and anthropology.

Career Prospects

With your degree from Texas Christian University, you can go to graduate school for clinical or counseling psychology or a child life degree program to obtain licensure as a child life specialist. In addition you may go on to work in occupations involving child mental health, public policy, education, health care, social work or other human services careers at companies such as:

  • Arizona Autism United
  • ACH Child and Family Services
  • PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Children in the Global Community
  • Language Development in Children
  • Case Studies in Child Development
  • Vulnerable Child: (Theory)
  • Senior Seminar in Child Development
  • Infant and Child Nutrition
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Essay
  • Counselor Evaluation/Recommendation
  • Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT Scores (optional)
  • English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision Applicants Only)
  • Optional Application Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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