Are you fascinated by human development and relationships? Do you want to help children reach their full potential? If you have college credits but not a bachelor’s degree, PLNU’s child development degree completion program is designed for you. We’ll partner with you, and together help make a meaningful difference for families of all types, including yours.
Completing your bachelor’s degree in child development at PLNU will give you a strong understanding of typical and atypical development and how to help meet the needs of children and families. You will become the best possible champion for children because you will understand the complex family and social systems that surround them. PLNU offers a convenient format tailored to accommodate your work and life commitments — so you can earn your child development degree in as few as 15 months.
"With this degree, you will be uniquely prepared to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and families. You will be equipped with practical application skills to address needs in a wide variety of professional settings."
Susan Decristofaro Rogers, M.A.
Co-Chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences
Prepare for Your Dream Job
By covering the full cycle of development from birth through adolescence, PLNU’s degree completion program offers you career flexibility and a deep understanding of children and families that isn’t limited to a single age group.
Receive Personal Mentorship and Career Support
Our hybrid learning format has a strong face-to-face component through which you will be known and cared about. PLNU has a reputation for being a place where lasting relationships form among faculty and students.
Grow as a Whole Person
You want to help children develop and attain their full potential. As a Christian university, PLNU wants the same for you. We’ll help you pursue a meaningful career and a balanced life.