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Children's Studies


Eastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology.

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    The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program provides a strong holistic background in the study of children, from birth to adolescence. Theory and practice, from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and education, form the basis for this integrated curriculum. Children’s studies courses provide foundational and global perspectives of children and childhood. A choice of concentration areas, culminating in a capstone experience and a senior portfolio, allows students to connect effectively with specific career opportunities.

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    What are the degree options?

    The Children's Studies Program exemplifies Eastern's educational mission, which focuses on career preparation, strongly supported by the liberal arts.

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    What can I do with my degree?

    The BA in chidren's studies boasts breadth and depth, offering students the benefit of perspectives from varied disciplines as well as research opportunity with practitioners in the field, relevant internships and career counseling.

    Some places you could go with a major in children's studies

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    Children's Studies
    122 Senior Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.4826
    fax: 509.359.6475

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