Myth vs. Fact

Myth #1: Child life courses offered at UCSB PaCE do not award any academic units.

Fact #1: Within the limitations prescribed by various colleges and schools, credit earned in the Child Life courses may be accepted toward the B.A., B.S., or in post-graduate programs. However that determination is made exclusively by the receiving college/school/institution. We highly recommend that students discuss any transfer credit questions with their Department Advisor before enrolling in any PaCE courses. Learn more about credit transfer. 

Myth #2: Child life courses offered at UCSB PaCE won't count towards the CCLS coursework requirements.

Fact #2: All UCSB PaCE child life courses are pre-approved by ACLP. This means we have received approval and validation from ACLP.

Myth #3: UCSB PaCE it not accredited. 

Fact #3: As PaCE is a part of UCSB, our program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

Myth #4: UCSB's Child Life program is considered non-affiliated, thus it is hard to get internships  

Fact #4: As of 2023, we started seeking affiliation agreements with various hospitals throughout the United States