B.A. On Campus

Child Development

California State University, Dominguez Hills

48 months
9504 USD/year
9504 USD/year
5742 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Child Development program from California State University, Dominguez Hills is dedicated to understanding how individuals change over time from conception through adolescence.


Knowledge of developmental processes and the factors that influence development is essential for effectively working with children and for making sound decisions regarding their welfare and for promoting individual success. 

The program in Child Development from California State University, Dominguez Hills  includes in-class and field experiences to prepare students to become knowledgeable and effective child and family professionals. 

Foundational coursework prepares students to master the basics of development across different developmental periods. As students advance through the program, they take specialized courses to develop a deeper understanding of the factors related to development, its study, and its application.


The Child Development major is a single-field major. A minor is not required. The program offers students the opportunity to work in the field as well as receive rigorous scientific training. 

The curriculum spans the period of infancy through adolescence, thus preparing students for working with any age group. Specialized courses such as one on immigrant children or on child and family policy provide concrete linkages to the challenges of growing up in diverse settings and of the powerful social and political contexts that shape children’s development.


High school students are encouraged to develop strong competencies in English, mathematics, and in the social, behavioral, and life sciences. Both lower and upper division courses in the major require substantive writing, analytical and critical thinking skills, and a comprehensive understanding of research methods. Thus, adequate academic preparation is strongly advised.

Career Possibilities

The Bachelor’s of Science degree in Child Development provides a basis for diverse professional careers including – but not limited to – early childhood and K-12 education, parent education, youth counseling, program development and administration for at risk or special needs youth, case management in governmental agencies, occupational / behavioral / speech therapy, social work, or child advocacy. 

Child development majors work in settings such as schools, family courts, hospitals, governmental agencies and non-profit agencies that deliver services to children and families, recreation programs, and for companies that manufacture products for children such as toys, books and software, as well as in research settings. The degree also prepares students for credentialing programs and for graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Elementary Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics & Probability with Support
  • Elementary Statistical Analysis in Psychology
  • Methods and Analysis in Child Study
  • Stress, Risk, and Resiliency
  • Development in Diverse Contexts
  • Becoming American: Immigrant Children and Families in the US
  • Development in Poverty

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying to a bachelor’s degree program with no previous coursework at a college or university are considered first–time, first-year (freshmen) university students.The application requirements are different for students coming from a High School in the United States or outside of the country:

  • Applicants from a U.S. High School
International students who have completed only coursework from the United States, or have a combination of international and U.S. coursework, must meet the minimum Admissions Requirements to be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants from an International High School
First-time, first-year applicants must have completed the secondary education/high school in their own country or the equivalent in another country. Good academic standing with a “2.5” grade point average (on a scale of A, B, C, D, F) or better for all the courses taken, including Math/Science, at the secondary school is required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9504 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9504 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5742 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Carson

1100 - 1600 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Child Development
California State University, Dominguez Hills


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!