Childhood Studies, Bachelor of Science

120 credits

This program provides the knowledge base necessary for working with children and families in a variety of settings as well as considerable field and internship experience. That knowledge base includes: theories of development, life-span development of the individual (both typical development and individual differences), context of development, interpersonal relationship skills, and personal and professional development. Two-credit field experiences complement two of the upper-level courses. Students complete a nine-credit internship during the final semester. Students are encouraged to choose elective courses, to pursue a minor (see Complementary Courses below), and to select an internship placement in order to focus their professional preparation.

Degree Requirements


CD 1000 Introduction to Childhood Studies (TECO) 3
CD 2300 Human Development I: Child Development 3
CD 2310 Human Development II: Learning and Development 3
CD 2360 Foundations of Diversity (DICO) 3
CD 2540 Integrated Arts 3
CD 3000 Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO) 3
CD 3210 Children and Families in Society 3
CD 3300 Creating Positive Learning Environments for Children 5
CD 4000 Leadership and Advocacy for Children 5
CD 4100 Contemporary Issues in Childhood Studies 3
CD 4230 Childhood Studies Internship 3-12
CD 4235 Childhood Studies Seminar 1
RL 3040 Exploring Childhood Through Children?s Literature 3
SE 2080 Children with Disabilities 3
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 1900 Statistical Literacy in Today's Society (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
MA 3010 Mathematics in Our World II (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
SW 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 28-26

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.