Post University Adds Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Studies

WATERBURY, Conn. – Post University is proud to announce that beginning in September, it will offer a Bachelor of Science in Child Studies

A degree in Child Studies will prepare students to meet the growing demand for greater professionalism in the early childhood workforce.  It will offer an integrated curriculum of general education and career-specific coursework designed to respond to a national focus on ensuring that young children receive quality education and developmental opportunities.

“We're building on our successful Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education to allow students and professionals who want to take their education to the next level to do so,” said Dr. Kenneth Zirkle, president of Post University.  “The addition of this degree builds on our commitment to offering market-driven academic programs that meet the demands of today's and tomorrow's job market.”

Career opportunities in the field of early childhood education are expected to grow by about 20 percent in the next several years.  Post University's program will ensure students have met educational standards set forth both locally and nationally by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and by the Connecticut State Department of Education Preschool Framework.  To provide greater convenience for students interested in this program, the degree will be offered at Post University's Waterbury campus, at its regional locations and through Post University's Online Accelerated Degree Program (ADP).

“Participants will develop essential knowledge about child growth and development and the impact that culture, community and society have on a young child's education,” said Patrice Farquharson, who has been a professor of Early Childhood Education at Post University since 1996. “We've created a program that includes a combination of classroom instruction and field work experience designed to prepare graduates for a wide array of opportunities in the field of Early Childhood Education.”

Founded in 1890, Post University is a career-oriented university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, national award-winning student activities, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its 2,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today's global workplace.  To learn more about Post University, visit or call 800-345-2562