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Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and Human

Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and Human

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =312
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The undergraduate program in child study and human development provides students with a strong foundation for developing deep understanding of children and youth, for working with diverse groups of children, adolescents and their families, and for carrying out research on applied issues related to finding better ways to help. Housed in a multidisciplinary department, the program can lead to a variety of careers, including careers in medicine and health, education, public policy, law, and applied research. The program offers opportunities for students to gain valuable field experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, educational television studios, museums, and juvenile courts. In addition, there are opportunities to do applied research projects and participate in the ongoing research of the department's research labs. Two Foundational Courses: CSHD 1: Introduction to Child Study and Human Development One additional foundational course from the following: CSHD 51: Intellectual Development in Children CSHD 61: Personal-Social Development CSHD 62: Childhood across Cultures CSHD 155: Development of Language Note: With instructor's permission, undergraduates may take CSHD 151 and CSHD 161 as seniors. Methods Course: CSHD 42: Inquiry and Analysis in Child Study and Human Development Three Courses from within the same concentration (see course offerings within the same concentration) Concentration 1: Child and family health Concentration 2: Child and family policy Concentration 3: Children, Arts, Technology, and Media Concentration 4: Developmental Science Concentration 5: Language and Literacy Concentration 6: Atypical Development Concentration 7: Early Childhood Education Courses that do not fit into these concentrations are considered electives. One Fieldwork or Research Experience (may be fulfilled by two half-credit courses). Three electives (Only ONE of the three electives may be a related fields course taken outside the Child Study and Human Development department. Note: no related fields course counted if the CSHD major's list includes ASL 2 and ASL 3