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

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 78 sch

CHLDEV.BS       CIP Code: 19.0706.00

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 Alumni Advantage admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy program are:

  • Texas Woman’s University bachelor degree with major in child development.
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • 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 www.twu.edu/family-sciences as some additional requirements may have changed.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
FS 1513Human Development3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child3
FS 2563Childhood Guidance3
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3523The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective (GP)3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
or FS 4543 Developmental Sexuality
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
or SOWK 3453 Children's Rights and Services
FS 4903Special Topics (Play and Development)3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences ("B" or better required)3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II ("B" or better required)3
Total Semester Credit Hours55

Other Requirements

MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (may be applied from core )
4
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Total Semester Credit Hours24

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences 1
FS 1513Human Development 3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Electives3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
FS 2563Childhood Guidance 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101)4
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers 3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement 3
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child TECA 13183
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs 3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121 (& Lab)
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
FS 3523 (GP)The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective 3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children 3
Electives2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 4803 or SOWK 3453Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives 3
FS 4903 (Play and Development)Special Topics 3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 4533 or 4543Communication and the Family 3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II 3
Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.