Child Development Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Child Development Degree

The child development program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers in child care centers, special needs programs, in home care, family child care, school age care, preschools, and recreational programs. The program focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children and the planning and design of human services. Program courses include: parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, external support services, and public policy issues. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer child development degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Child Development Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WVU offers a bachelor's degree program in child development.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female48

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic3
White46

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Child Development program at WVU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Farm and Home Management Advisors

Description

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Child Development Programs in West Virginia

Child Development programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Child Development (C,A)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007