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Early Childhood Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Riverside, OH, United States
In the innovative Early Childhood Studies program at California Baptist University, students learn how to integrate developmental learning theories in the classroom with children ages 0–8. With coursework that focuses on children’s cognitive, social, emotional, perceptual-motor and spiritual growth, the early childhood studies degree creates leaders in early intervention.
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The early years are a critical time in the life of a child. Children and their families need the support and expertise of skilled professionals who understand the rapid development at this stage. 

Why study Early Childhood Studies program at California Baptist University?

Early on, students understand the importance of loving ALL children, especially those who have been marginalized through disabilities, race or poverty. The Early Childhood Studies Club is active and each semester we assist children and families in the surrounding community through canned food drives, books for Olive Crest foster care and Thanksgiving meal donations. This is a relational major. We care about each other and the children and families we serve. 

Students have conducted observations and practicums primarily in the Riverside, Alvord and Corona-Norco school districts. A few students are “health scholars” at Riverside Community Hospital and some are volunteers at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and Olive Crest foster care. Alumni have gone on to work at all of the places mentioned above, and more.

Career opportunities

  • Preschool teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Child life specialist
  • Child care liaison
  • Head start teacher
  • First grade teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Cog Dev Inf/Early Child
  • Percept-Motor Dev Inf/Early Chld
  • Soc & Emotional Dev Inf/Early Ch
  • Assess Young Child w/Disability
  • Spiritual Dvlpmnt/Young Children
  • Lrng Envrnmnt Yng Child w/Disabi
  • Cross Cltre Perspct Child Disabl
  • STEM Integrated with the Arts
  • Adult Supervision

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit: 1,267 USD


Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants 

  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

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