Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies / Child Development
Eastern Kentucky University

Program Details

The online Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development program prepares students to be leaders in the human development and family services fields.  The skill sets gained will help leave a lasting impression on the lives of children from various backgrounds as students work to ensure they reach their developmental milestones and achieve their full potential.  The curriculum is rooted in research and child development best practices as it blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as interaction and guidance, early childhood observations and assessment, family involvement with young children, foundations of the early childhood professional, ethics, and advocacy.


  • High school diploma and 2.5 GPA OR
  • ACT composite score of 20 or SAT combined verbal/critical reading score of 950 or higher OR
  • 24 hours of transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution and a 2.0 GPA

Special Accreditation

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges