Bachelor of Science in Child Development (Pre-Occupational Therapy)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


78 semester credit hours.

General Description

This specialized Child Development program is one of five at Texas Woman’s University to offer degree plans in preparation for occupation therapy. Application is competitive and the TWU Graduate Catalog should be consulted for directions regarding minimum criteria for general admission to the MOT program. Undergraduates who want to prepare for application to the Master of Occupational Therapy program must meet TWU undergraduate core requirements, complete required course in the child development major as well as prerequisites and required courses for the Master of Occupational Therapy.

Minimum requirements for assured admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy program are:

  • Texas Woman’s University bachelor degree with major in child development.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.7 calculated on last 60 semester credit hours before completion of the Texas Woman’s University baccalaureate degree.
  • A grade of B or higher for each MOT prerequisite course.
  • Complete other MOT admission requirements as determined by the TWU School of Occupational Therapy.

Please refer to the School of Occupational Therapy portion of the undergraduate catalog for further information and the Family Sciences web page at as some additional requirements may have changed.

Bachelor of Science in Child Development (Pre-Occupational Therapy) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
Creative Arts Core3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences1
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
FS 1513Human Development3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
ZOOL 2013
  & ZOOL 2011 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ZOOL 2023
  & ZOOL 2021 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
GOV 2023Texas Government3
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
KINS 4903 ("Scientific Foundations of Human Movement")Special Topics3
FS 2563Childhood Guidance3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3523 (GP)The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ZOOL 3123
  & ZOOL 3121 (& Lab)
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
   and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
FS 4533 or 4543Communication and the Family3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4803 or SOWK 3453Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
FS 4903 ("Play and Development")Special Topics3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.