Make a Big Difference When They're Little

Earn a bachelor's degree with a concentration in Child Life through Bama By Distance.

As a child life specialist, you’ll be equipped with a strong background in child development and family organization. You will study effective coping skills for families facing medical issues and other concerns.

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Become the Specialist

Equip yourself to make a difference in children's lives as a child life specialist. Program coursework concentrates on childhood growth and development as well as the psychological impact of illness, divorce and grief. By earning a degree within this field, you can become an expert in child life and learn to bring joy to children and families during times of need.

This degree program is designed to help prepare you for CCLS certification.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned through Bama By Distance is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Bama By Distance graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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Affordable

Bama By Distance students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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Prestigious

Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates in companies and cities across the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're in the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

You don't have to take our word for it!

Hear from some of our graduates about what earning a degree online from
The University of Alabama means to them.


Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their Bama By Distance stories.


How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our Bama By Distance students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.

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