Program Overview

The University of Alabama offers the Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences, Human Development & Family Studies / Child Development Practitioner, a program solely designed for those who work in Head Start agencies. Students will gain an understanding of the growth and development of children from birth to eight years of age and be able to guide them through one of the most important developmental stages. In addition, students will develop a better understanding of the parent/child relationship, and how to assist families in solving life problems and successfully interact with others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Specifically designed for those working in Head Start. Since these teachers hold an associate's degree, this program is intended as a bachelor-completion degree with students required to complete a total of 120 credits. Students may be eligible for prior learning credits.

    Admission requires: a minimum 2.5 GPA (if graduation date is at least 4 years prior to application) or at least 3.0 GPA (if graduation is less than 4 years) and/or GED equivalent (minimum score of 510). Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    The University of Alabama, the state of Alabama’s oldest public university, is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. The University was established by constitutional provision under statutory mandates and authorizations in 1819. Its mission is “to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state through quality programs of teaching, research and service.”

    UA offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Communication & Information Sciences
    • College of Community Health Sciences
    • College of Continuing Studies
    • Culverhouse College of Commerce
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • Graduate School
    • Honors College
    • College of Human Environmental Sciences
    • Law School
    • Capstone College of Nursing
    • School of Social Work

    In addition, degrees at all levels may be earned online through the department of Distance Education.

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