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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 (Catalog)
  7. Complete CDST Option required courses and option electives (Catalog)
  8. Complete approved internship/practicum
  9. Complete approved capstone course
  10. Complete 180 univeristy-level credits
  11. 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

A course plan can be created by your adviser or you can use the MS Excel file (Academic Planner) on your own  in conjuction with an EWU SOAR Degree Audit.

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 add the correct credit amount. Also, note the credits you plan to complete SS,NS, H, M, E, and C requiremnts under the quarter they are planned. 


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


Jackie Ross - Graduate Research Assistant
Phone: 509.359.4549

  • 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
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