Online Bachelor of Science in Child Development

During the early years of child development, interactive education creates the foundation for lifelong success. Our child development program equips students to work with young children in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.

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At Point University, our online Bachelor of Science in Child Development program equips students to work with young children (birth through age 8) in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.

Graduates of the child development program are equipped to work in preschools, camps, daycare centers, private schools, churches, non-profits, community organizations, and other settings that serve children and their families. While this program does not meet the requirements for Georgia state teacher certification, upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate (birth through pre-kindergarten) from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

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1. Demonstrate familiarity with the milestones of physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development children are expected to display from birth through age 8.

2. Create organized lesson plans that include goals, materials, procedures, and assessments appropriate for young learners.

3. Employ a Christ-like attitude and respond appropriately and non-judgmentally to the diverse needs of the children and families being served.

The online bachelor in child development program’s broad curriculum provides a foundation in early child development, education, and sociocultural contexts. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Educational Foundations
  • Culture and Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Psychology

With most courses offered entirely online*, the bachelor’s degree in child development at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in child development degree in four years.

*The program culminates in two in-person practicum experiences.

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in child development online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $410 per credit hour*

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

Point’s online bachelor’s degree in child development will equip you with the knowledge and tools to serve children and their families in a variety of settings in roles such as:

  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Employee
  • Community Worker
  • Children’s Ministry Director
  • Child Advocacy

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.”

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Point University offers the child development program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.


This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.


Up to 75% of required courses (typically 90 credits) can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time significantly.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.


Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!