Alliant International University

Child Development


10455 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

United States


(866) 825-5426


(858) 635-4739

Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Alliant’s BA in Child Development program is your key to a rewarding career as an educator of children from birth through adolescence and early adulthood. This specialized area of education will give you the focus, knowledge and skills needed to create and facilitate learning environments for children and families that promote healthy development of social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. You will learn and understand the theoretical, empirical, and philosophical foundations of child development and analyze and integrate the impact of community, diversity, and cultural identity in children’s social and educational development. You will also apply your knowledge in an intensive practicum experience working with young children in a real educational setting. With this degree, you may assume important roles such as child or family specialist, preschool teacher, day care provider, case worker, afterschool program coordinator or family advocate. This four-year degree consists of 120 units of coursework.


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

International Student Requirements:

"1. A completed application 2. An application fee of $65 3. You must submit official, translated transcripts and results from an educational credentail evaluation service agency for all high schools and colleges attended. 4. The Test of English as a Foreign Language is required for non-native speakers. 5. The minimum grade point average for undergraduate admission is 2.0 on 4.0 scale. 6. Complete the Undergraduate Financial Certification Form 7. Complete the Transfer Verification Form"

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $680 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $20,400 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999