American Bachelor in Child Development
The Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development program at the University of New York in Prague is designed for students who wish to study children (infancy through adolescence) and their development in relation to the familial, cultural, peer, school, and neighbourhood contexts in which they live.
The program is designed to provide a strong background in the social and behavioural sciences related to child development, enabling students to apply theory and prior research to current research design in child development.
Reasons to study Child Development at UNYP
The Child Development program offers a solid foundation in the field and allows students to continue their studies or enter the working world as culturally-competent graduates with a wide range of applicable skills.
The program is excellent preparation for graduate study in selected social science and professional fields (e.g., education, psychology, social services, child care) and can serve as a complementary (or second) program for undergraduate students simultaneously pursuing a program of study in education (early childhood, elementary) or special education. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students develop a background in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as a clear understanding of the theories, major research findings and research methods central to the field.
- UNYP application form
- Notarized copy of the High School Diploma and Transcript
- English language certificate
- Motivation letter (max. 400 words)
- Recommendation letter
- Copy of ID or Passport
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The first two years of the study program are foundational and provide essential knowledge related to Child Development, including courses in cultural anthropology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, arts education, and multiculturalism.
Upper-level classes focus more directly on child development while expanding to child counseling and research in the field.
Examples of core courses:
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Introduction to Human Development
- Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
- Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
- Development and Meaning of Play
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Multicultural Study of Children and Families
- Research Perspectives on Human Development
Examples of elective courses:
- Attachment and Family Systems
- Children and the Arts
- Music & the Mind
- Motivation & Emotion
- Comparative Psychology
- Positive Psychology
- Sports Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Investigative Psychology
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- EU students fees: CZK 93400
- Non-EU students fees: CZK 114400
Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
Education in Child Development can lead to many employment possibilities. For example:
- Child Psychologist
- School Counselor
- Educational Leader (Policy Maker, Head Teacher, Principal of School)
- Educator (Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Professor)
- Researcher (Human Development, Education, Child Psychology)
- Childcare Specialist (Consultant, Advisor)
- Developer of Child and Family Centers
- Community Organizer
- Creator and Developer of Learning Centers
About this institute
University of New York in Prague
Since 1998, The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) has been offering the best in English language programs in Central Europe. UNYP offers programs in business administration, communications, finance, IT management, marketing, international economic relations, English language and literature,...
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