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Children and Families, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Children and Families Program is a Bachelor of General Studies degree. This  program is a four-year degree program without elementary teaching certification, designed for students who wish to pursue careers in child care centers, teaching and administration, social service agencies or in other work with children and families. The 2+2 Children and Families BGS Program is designed to combine selected two-year community college associate degree programs with two years of coursework at the UM-Dearborn. The associate degrees eligible for this program must be covered by articulation agreements between the community college and the UM-Dearborn, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, or are accepted with permission of the Children and Families academic advisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • American Social Classes
  • Anth of Health and Environment
  • Body Image and Culture
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • Education and Culture
  • Gender Roles
  • Human Evolution
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Learning and Memory
  • Life-Span Developmental Psych
  • Minority Groups
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Personality Development
  • Personality Theory
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Psyc of Interpersonal Relation
  • Psychology of Language
  • Psychology of Prejudice
  • Social Psychology
  • Structure of American Society
  • The Family
  • Urban Sociology
  • World Cultures

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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).

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.   

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities.  

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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