B.S. Child Development Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Programs
Investigate Parenting, Literacy, and the Psychosocial Development of Children and Adolescents
Are you passionate about the well-being of children? Would you like to pursue a career in human services, child protection, advocacy, education, or psychology? Are you ready to get the NSU Edge and become an advocate for children in your community?
Gaining a working knowledge of typical and atypical development from birth through adolescence will enable you to shape the future of the children and families who need it the most. A child development degree will help you understand the influence of familial, cultural, and socioeconomic factors on the developmental progression of children and adolescents.
Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science in Child Development program emphasizes evidence-based practices to support child health and safety. Our goal is to promote positive developmental, educational, and psychological outcomes.
Why Should You Major in Child Development at NSU?
- Opportunity to earn the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
- Take advantage of one of the nation's best resources devoted to early childhood: NSU’s Baudhuin Preschool, The Kapila Family Starting Right Program, The Academy, and University School.
- Connect with NSU and community resources that support childhood health.
- Present at local and national conferences and get published in academic journals.
- Professional Recognition, Florida Directors Credential, and/or prepare you to sit for the certification exam to become a Certified Child Life Specialist.
- Gain inspiration from an advanced senior year seminar to research, examine analyze current and relevant issues that affect young children and their families.