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B.Sc. On Campus Online

Child and Family Development

Western Michigan University

48 months
Duration
16666 USD/year
16666 USD/year
13334 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Child and Family Development from Western Michigan University will prepare you to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and their families in a variety of settings.

Overview

Child and Family Development from Western Michigan University offers flexibility, allowing you to complete the coursework for your major in person at the main Kalamazoo campus, online, or a hybrid mix of in person and online. This is not a teachable major.

Career Prospects

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in child and family development are working as:

  • Child life specialists
  • Early childhood educators
  • Family educators
  • Family service field associates
  • Family specialists
  • Parent educators
  • Parent involvement specialists
  • Program administrators, executives and directors
  • Program lead teachers for preschoolers, infants and toddlers

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Adolescent Development 
  • Personal Nutrition 
  • Global Ecology of the Family 
  • Later Life Family Relationships 
  • Teaching Sexuality Education 
  • Kinship Care Family Members: Strengths and Challenges 
  • Communication Skills for Working with Families Across the Lifespan 
  • Raising Children in Contemporary Society 
  • Families and Hospitalization 
  • Special Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

122 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Complete high school or post-secondary education transcripts
    • $100 non-refundable application fee
    • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
    • ACT or SAT Scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8333 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    16666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8333 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6667 USD per semester during 48 months.

Tuition per credit for summer option:

  • Residents - $555.58
  • Non-resident/international - $694.48

Tuition per credit for online option: $555.58 

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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