Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Degree

Overview

WHY CONSIDER A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD STUDIES DEGREE?


Professionals in the field of Child Studies are often among the first to act as role models for children. It is not a responsibility to be taken lightly, and students in Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Child Studies degree program understand that. They know how vital they can be as a part of a child’s development, and take joy in that. Our students learn how to support the development of children from birth to age 8.

Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Child Studies degree program focuses on the impact that culture, community and society have on young children and their education. Students will learn childhood developmental stages including how to recognize children who are developing typically and those who are not. As part of their work, in their practicum and capstone courses, students will learn to work collaboratively with others and practice their communication skills with children, families and co-workers.

In addition to instruction, the Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Degree program provides the field work experience necessary for the practical application of knowledge and skills through observation, participation, and planning. And Post University now offers Connecticut students a pathway to earning their Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC).  To learn more about earning this Connecticut state credential, click here.

All our students in the Bachelor of Science in Child studies degree program will be prepared to meet the education standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Connecticut State Department of Education Preschool Framework.

After graduating from the program, students may seek employment in: private schools, early care and education centers, the department of social services, family resource centers, children’s museums, recreation centers.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM AT POST UNIVERSITY IS IDEAL FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO:

  • Gain the skills and experiences they'll need to succeed in a wide range of career opportunities in public, private and non-profit organizations
  • Enhance self-awareness, build confidence and develop a strong sense of direction through a careful blend of Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Degree program courses, general education and elective courses
  • Gain real-life work experience before they graduate with their bachelor's in child studies degree
  • Learn from faculty members who have advanced degrees and years of relevant experience in the education field

BENEFITS OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM AT POST UNIVERSITY

  • Post University is an accredited New England university that has been providing quality education to its students since 1890.
  • Our small classes are taught by faculty members who have advanced degrees and extensive real-world experience in the field of education.
  • We offer a high-quality, career-focused bachelor's in child studies degree program that will make a real difference in your future career.
  • Our Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Degree program features a forward-thinking curriculum with a strong focus on innovation, creativity and leadership. You won't be learning from static text on a page; you'll be part of a highly interactive, practice-based learning environment.
  • You will get a great return on your investment (ROI), earning a valuable degree at an affordable price.
  • You can transfer up to 90 credits from another accredited institution.

Advisor Contact Information
Deborah Watson
203.591.7302

CHILD STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM FAST FACTS
STUDENTS IN THIS DEGREE PROGRAM 41
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 14
NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME 4 years
DEGREE PROGRAM COST
4-Year Degree Program Tuition and Fees* $109,800
4-Year Room and Board* $41,720
Approximate Program Text Book Cost* $6,000
*This is the cost of the entire degree program using current tuition and room and board rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.
OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)
Preschool teachers, except special education http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2011.00
Kindergarten teachers, except special education (non-public, non certified) http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2012.00
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9031.00
Elementary School teachers (K-3), except special education (non-public, non certified) http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2021.00
Tutors http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-3099.02
Recreation Worker http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9032.00
Program Directors http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-2012.03
Community and Social Service Specialists, other http://www.onetonline.org/link/details/21-1099.00