Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
Be an advocate for kids. With an increasing focus on the factors that impact the development of children, the study of child development continues to be an area of focus for many organizations. With your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from Ashford University, you will study the stages of development from infancy through adolescence and the ways that family, culture, peers, and schools influence the growth of children.
What you will learn
The Bachelor of Arts in Child Development demonstrates your competence and ability in working with children. You will discover how family structure and culture influence communication in a child's environment. And you will learn to apply your knowledge as an advocate for children and their families. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development Education degree program, you will be able to:
- Utilize knowledge of child development to construct and evaluate curriculum that effectively addresses the stages of development including cognitive, language, physical and affective development of young children
- Analyze the influence and impact of families and communities on a child’s learning and development
- Describe how family structure and cultural backgrounds influence communication processes in a child’s environment
- Evaluate the critical role of play in children’s learning and development
- Apply knowledge as an advocate for children, families, childcare and education
Your Courses in Child Development
Understand children and families with your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. Your online courses include a wide variety of topics, from language acquisition to behavior and the critical role of play in children's education.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (39 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Careers in Child Development
Professionals with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development could start careers in a variety of fields such as human services, child care services, or special education. Take a look at your potential career options.