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Child and Adolescent Development, B.A.

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San Diego, CA, United States
During your journey to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development at Point Loma Nazarene University, you will explore the ways children grow and form relationships on a physical, emotional, social, and intellectual scale. 
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The Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development at Point Loma Nazarene University will prepare you to serve children, adolescents, and families in numerous vocations, such as education, counseling, ministry, social work, child care administration, and child advocacy in hospitals. You will come away with a strong understanding of family systems and child intervention programs, as well as typical and atypical biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development. You will also be coached and scaffolded by passionate professors who care deeply about the success of their students.

A Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development can lead to a career as a:

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • School Administrator
  • Social Worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Human Development
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Personal and Consumer Financial Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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    • National

      36350 USD/year
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    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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