Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Enhance your career with a bachelor's degree here at Edmonds CC!

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYFS) provides advanced knowledge and skills for professional positions in educational settings for young children and social services programs for youth and families. The degree integrates Early Childhood Education and Social and Human Services in an interdisciplinary program that enhances career opportunities and benefits the well-being of children, youth, and families. This is Edmonds CC's first bachelor's degree and is unique in its interdisciplinary model with emphasis on family systems, equity, and social justice.

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Basic Information

The BAS in Child, Youth, and Family Studies offers a direct pathway to a bachelor's degree for students who have completed an Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) degree, or equivalent, in one of the following:

Our program has evening, hybrid class times and is designed for those working during the day. Find out more about our degree and how it can fit into your life and future career goals!

Program Requirements

CYFS Degree Outline

Course Descriptions and Objectives

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Students with an Associate of Technical of Arts (ATA) degree, or similar, in one of the specified fields are encouraged to consult with an advisor regarding additional courses that may be required prior to applying for the BAS-CYFS program.

The Program Manager can review unofficial transcripts for students who earned credit from other institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Apply

With excitement, our first cohort of students started this Fall 2017!

A cohort model means all students begin together and proceed with the same CYFS classes at the same time for the duration of the 2-year program.

At this time, cohorts start once a year in the Fall. Applications for the Fall 2018 cohort will be available during Winter Quarter 2018. Students who will have finished the equivalent of an AAS-T degree in one of the specified fields by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 are eligible to apply for the Fall 2018 cohort.

Application Process

Tuition - Upper Division

Tuition - Non-BAS degree

The Fall 2017 Cohort has started. Please check in Winter Quarter for Fall 2018 applications.

Financial Aid is available for this program for those who qualify.

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