48 months
23881 USD/year
23881 USD/year
6816 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Child Development and Family Science major at Central Washington University prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with families and children in a dynamic world. Students choose from three specializations: Child Development, Family Science, or Child Life.


The Child Development and Family Science major at Central Washington University prepares students to pursue careers in family social services, early intervention, child life, adoption, childcare, community youth programs, or other careers involving work with children and families. 


  • Students are also well-prepared to pursue graduate education in child life, mental health counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, human development and family studies, or related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills for Marriage and Intimate Relationships
  • Contemporary Families
  • Relationships and Personal Development
  • Theories of Family Dynamics 
  • Parent Education and Guidance 
  • Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications submitted after priority dates will still be considered for admission.


180 alternative credits
  • Quarter Credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission(link is external): Students that apply early are more likely to receive scholarships, have their financial aid ready, and are more prepared for college.
  • Submit a non-refundable $60 application fee: When applying online, you must submit the fee through your application portal or upload an application fee waiver. Common fee waivers include NACAC, ACT/SAT, TRiO, or other college support programs.
  • Submit an official high school transcript. In-progress transcripts will be used to evaluate applications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23881 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23881 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23881 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23881 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6816 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ellensburg

895 - 1492 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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