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To obtain a BA in Children's Studies, students must:

  1. Choose between CDST Options A, B, or C 
  2. Declare their major through Children's Studies (See CDST Advisor)
  3. Complete EWU GECRs (General Education Course Requirements) or be a transfer student*
  4. Meet EWU Math (MATH 115), English (101 & 201), Computer Literacy (CPLA 120) Requirements 
  5. Complete two years of high school-level or one year of college-level foriegn language 
  6. Complete the CDST Core Courses (CDST Catalog)
  7. Complete CDST Option required courses (CDST Catalog )
  8. Complete CDST Option Electives (CDST Catalog )
  9. Complete approved internship/practicum
  10. Complete approved capstone course
  11. Complete 180 univeristy-level credits
  12. Apply to graduate two quarters prior to desired graduation quarter

*To quailify as a transfer student: must have completed an AA, AAS, AS, or AAS-T, or other DTA degree. This also differs for those on Articulation Agreements

Course Planning

The digital planning document requires MS Excel and is designed to be used in conjuction with an EWU SOAR Degree Audit.  Additionally, it is helpful to consult the CDST MAP and Flight Plan.

Advising Planner

Instructions: From SOAR, enter the number of credits already completed (only college/university-level credits). Enter the number of needed GECR credits (SS, NS, H), English (E) credits, Math (M) credits, and CPLA (C) credits in the checklist. Enter the year with which you want the calendar to begin. Complete the planned courses in the following quarters being careful to note college-level credits. Also, note the credits you plan to complete SS,NS, H, M, E, and C requiremnts under the quarter they are planned. 

CDST Course Catalog 


Flight Plan 


Course Schedule 

Schedule an Appointment with an Advisor:


Dr. Deanna Trella - Director
Phone: 509.359.4828

  • Concerns related to degree or academic progress
  • Career advice/Degree utilization
  • Internships

Ben Sinclair - Graduate Research Assistant
Phone: 509.359.6813

  • Peer-to-peer advising
  • Academic planning
  • Graduation applications
  • Paperwork processing


Maria Howes - Program Coordinator
Phone: 509.359.4826

  • Academic advising
  • Program concerns
  • Graduation applications
  • Academic planning
  • Paperwork processing
  • SOAR issues
  • Registration holds/overrides


Barbara Culler - Program Director
Phone: 425.564.5104

  • Program related inquiries
  • Registration
  • Internships
  • Academic advising
  • Paperwork processsing


Maggie Rowe
Phone: 509.359.6813

  • Child Life Inquiries
  • Internships
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