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Child Development and Family Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New Orleans, LA, United States
Child Development and Family Studies from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) focuses on the development and implementation of public, private, and voluntary support services for individuals, families, and localities and that prepares individuals to function in a variety of occupations promoting family life, and family/community development.
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Overview

Child Development and Family Studies from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) includes instruction in family systems, human development, social services, community social and economic development, social policy, voluntary sector activities, and outreach and community education.

Careers

Our program ensures preparation of family and consumer sciences professionals, who are: instructional leaders; continuous assessors; astute technologists; advocates for diversity and collaboration; and reflective professionals.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Aid And Safety 
  • Infant And Early Childhood Development 
  • Children With Special Needs 
  • College Of Education And Human Development 
  • Parenting And Family Relations
  • Children Under Stress 
  • Current Issues In Child Development And Family Studies
  • Lifespan Development In Family Context 
  • Values And Ethics In Child Development And Family Studies Professions 
  • Family Health And Nutrition
  • Child Development In The Family
  • Abuse In Families 
  • Patterns Of Family Interaction
  • Family Theory
  • Experiences For Young Children 
  • Family Resource Management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • At least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum 
  • No more than one developmental course, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 , core GPA of 2.0, and ACT composite score of at least 20.
  • ACT composite score of at least 23 and no more than one developmental course needed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3362 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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