Bachelor of Science in Child Development & Family Studies
West Virginia University

Program Details

As a working parent, trying to juggle the responsibilities of a job and your family, you can still earn your college degree. This BS in Child & Family Studies from WVU can be completed entirely online, enabling you to balance your education with your other commitments. You’ll learn theory and practical applications of early childhood education and be well-prepared to enter various roles in the preschool environment. Field experiences and internships associated with this program can all be completed locally.  Sample classes from the curriculum are:

  • Health, Safety & Nutrition in Early Childhood
  • Families Across the Life Span
  • Introduction to Marriage & Family

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score