The University of Alabama

739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0166

Program Details

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 Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor Completion
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
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    • Fees Overview :

      Undergraduate HES fee: $10 (per hour).

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    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.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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