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

Website: https://twu.edu/human-development-family-studies-counseling/undergraduate-programs/child-development/

The Pre-Occupational Therapy track of the Child Development degree is designed to prepare students for a graduate program in occupational therapy or other allied health fields.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Design developmentally appropriate activities for children.
  2. Developmental assessment skills​.
  3. Written communication skills​.
  4. Interpersonal skills​.

 Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120  

Major: 55 SCH

Program Code: CHLDEV.BS   CIP Code: 19.0706.00

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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

HDFS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
HDFS 1513Human Development3
HDFS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
HDFS 2403Concept Development in Early Childhood3
HDFS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers3
HDFS 2513Early Childhood Development3
HDFS 2523Wellness of the Young Child3
HDFS 2563Childhood Guidance3
HDFS 2573Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children3
HDFS 3423Play and Development in Early Childhood3
HDFS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
HDFS 3523The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective3
HDFS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
HDFS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
HDFS 4533Communication and the Family3
or HDFS 4543 Developmental Sexuality
HDFS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
HDFS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
or SOWK 3453 Children's Rights and Services
HDFS 4923Professional Development in Family Sciences (grade of "B" or higher required)3
HDFS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences (grade of "B" or higher required)3
Total SCHs55

Departmental Requirements

KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (meets required Mathematics core option)3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (meets required Social & Behavioral Sciences core option)3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (meets required Life & Physical Sciences core option)
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (meets required Life & Physical Sciences core option)
4
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Electives (0-12 hours)
Total SCHs24

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
HDFS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences 1
HDFS 1513Human Development 3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Electives3
Wellness Core2
 SCHs 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 13423
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
HDFS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
HDFS 2563Childhood Guidance 3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
4
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
4
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HDFS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers 3
HDFS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology PSYC 23203
 SCHs 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement 3
HDFS 2403Concept Development in Early Childhood 3
HDFS 2523Wellness of the Young Child TECA 13183
HDFS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
HDFS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
HDFS 2573Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children 3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
HDFS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
HDFS 3523The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective 3
Electives2
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
HDFS 3423Play and Development in Early Childhood 3
HDFS 4803
or SOWK 3453
Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives
or Children's Rights and Services
3
HDFS 4923Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Multicultural Women's Studies Core3
Electives3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
HDFS 4533
or 4543
Communication and the Family
or Developmental Sexuality
3
HDFS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
HDFS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences 3
Electives3
 SCHs 12
 Total SCHs:  120

* Please note that this plan of study does not include summer semesters. Students can reduce the number of courses taken in Fall and Spring if they opt to take courses in the summer.