The baccalaureate degree program in this instructional area prepares students to direct or teach in pre-school programs and for work in family service agencies.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements 

To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the Child Development and Family Relations non-teaching program, a student must complete a minimum of 125 semester credit hours with 33semester credit hours in Child Development and Family Relations.

The required courses are CDF 101, 102, 203, 204, 305, 315, 316, 407, 408, 409, and 420; and 29 semester credit hours from other academic areas.  These required courses are:  ART 101; EDU 310; ENG 260; FNU 101 and 203; HEC 308; MUE 333; SOW 308 and 430. In fulfilling degree requirements, students must also complete 13 semester credit hours of free electives.

A minor in Child Development and Family Relations requires the completion of 18 semester credit hours.  Specific course requirements include:  CDF 102, 203, 204, and 315; and 6 semester credit hours selected from CDF 420, PSY 400 or 404, SOC 304 or 305, and SOW 308.

For specific requirements to receive teacher certification, interested students should consult the Bulletin section under the School of Education.  Students seeking teacher certification should refer to the admission criteria and procedures included in the College of Professional Studies section of this Bulletin.