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Transfer your credits, and gain a full understanding of early childhood educational development and behavior.


The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies (Completion Program) is a degree designed for students who have earned an associate’s degree, or a minimum of 60 college credits, looking to earn their Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies.

This program equips you with the skills needed to begin, or advance in, careers in child care and early childhood studies (from birth through age eight or third grade). The program is not designed as a teacher certification program nor does it lead to state licensure.

Enjoy Flexibility – 20 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – 100% online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $250 per month

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies is aligned with the professional standards in the field, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This program provides you with multi-disciplined knowledge, insights, and strategies that you can apply to the job right away. You will receive a comprehensive education that includes specialized courses covering ECS-specific topics such as child development, educational psychology, and curriculum design.

The mission of the Early Childhood Studies program is to educate students whose goal is to work or advance in fields of child care and early childhood education programs. Successful completion of the program may enable graduates to work with age-appropriate child care organizations, early childhood education programs, preschools, private kindergartens, private elementary schools, and Head Start programs. Additional information about the Head Start and Early Head Start programs can be found at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Completion Qualification – Completion of an associate’s degree or 60 college credits from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent.
  • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts for all previous college credit earned.
  • Minimum GPA Requirement – A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for all previous high school or college credit.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)

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