Bachelor of Science in Child Development

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 64 sch

CHLDEV.BS       CIP Code: 19.0706.00

Overview

The Child Development program prepares students for a variety of professional roles focused on serving the needs of children and their families. Potential roles include parent education, teaching young children, administration of children’s programs, public and private agencies focused on children and families, early childhood intervention, and other roles requiring similar knowledge and skills.

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 3413Program Planning and Administration of Programs for Young Children3
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 3663Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
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 Hours64

Electives

Electives14
Total Semester Credit Hours14

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
FS 1513Human Development 3
Elective2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences 1
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Social & Behavioral Science Core3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
FS 2563Childhood Guidance 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers 3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child TECA 13183
FS 3413Program Planning and Administration of Programs for Young Children 3
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs 3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children 3
FS 3663Foundations of Early Childhood Education TECA 13113
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
FS 3523 (GP)The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 4533 or 4543 (Developmental Sexuality)Communication and the Family 3
FS 4903 (Play and Development)Special Topics 3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Electives6
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 4803 or SOWK 3453 (Children's Rights and Services)Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives 3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II 3
Electives6
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.

Certified Family Life Educator

FS 1513Human Development3
FS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective (Take as elective.)3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education (Take as elective.)3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
or FS 4543 Developmental Sexuality
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences (Take as elective.)3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
or SOWK 3453 Children's Rights and Services
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences3

The B.S. in Child Development has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. Courses above must be completed in order to qualify for the abbreviated CFLE application process.  Note that FS 2003, FS 3733 and FS 4603 must be taken as electives.

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.