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 of applied science 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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We are happy to answer any specific questions you may have about the program and application process: Contact Us.

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

Information Sessions



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. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. 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

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort

Download BAS-CYFS Application Form

Download BAS-CYFS Recommendation Form

The application and recommendation forms are PDF fillable forms. These forms can be opened and filled out using web browsers with a PDF plug-in, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer; other web browsers may not allow the forms to be downloaded or opened. Forms can also be filled out and saved using the free Adobe Reader DC software. Forms will be password protected for editing, however, passwords are not needed to fill in the boxes. Please contact the Program Manager if there are any complications.


Applications received between March 5 through May 21, 2018 will receive first consideration.

Applications received after May 21, 2018 will be reviewed based on space availability.

For help writing the Personal Statement, you may visit Edmonds CC's Writing Center at the Learning Support Center or use eTutoring. Non-Edmonds CC students may email for access to eTutoring. Here are tips on writing your resume; you may also visit Edmonds CC's Career Action Center. Non-Edmonds CC students may email or for assistance.

Financial Aid
is available for this program for those who qualify. Please complete the FAFSA application at least 3 weeks prior to the financial aid deadline.

*Those who qualify and plan to use the WA State Employee Tuition Waiver may apply to the program, but can only be approved for the tuition waiver based on space availability. Please contact the Program Manager if you plan to use the waiver and for further details.

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