Child and Family Studies
Major Requirements


At the core of the program are required courses in education, psychology and sociology. Students also are required to select one of the three areas of specialization. The Administration track is recommended for students who want to go into child care management or who want to own their own child care center. The Child Development Research track is recommended for students who want to go to graduate school in child development or early childhood education. The Human Services Preparation track is recommended for students who want to work in social service agencies.


CORE (34 credit hours)

Education
EDUC 112 Educational Implications of Diversity (3 credits)
EDUC 308 Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
EDUC 309 Early Childhood Curriculum (3 credits)
EDUC 371 Emergent Literacy (3 credits)

Psychology (16 credit hours)

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC 205 Child Development (3 credits)
PSYC 229 Psychology Practicum: Preschool (1 credit)
PSYC 220 Psychology Practicum: General (1 credit)
PSYC 308 Adolescence and Youth (3 credits)
PSYC 399 Internship: Developmental/Educational (2 credits)
PSYC 409 Readings: Developmental/Educational (3 credits)

Sociology (6 credits)

SOCI 101 Sociological Perspective (3 credits)

SOCI 345 Sociology of the Family (3 credits)


AREA OF SPECIALIZATION (16-18 credit hours, select one)

A. Administration
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
BUSI 321 Organizational Management (3 credits)
BUSI 341 Marketing (3 credits)
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses:
-ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
-ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses
-ACCT 421 Seminar (3 credits)
-ECON 421 Seminar (3 credits)
-BUSI 421 Seminar (3 credits)


B. Child Development Research (16 credits)
PSYC 151 General Experimental Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 232 Behavioral Statistics (4 credits)
Choose one of the following courses:
--PSYC 305 Cognitive Processes (4 credits)
--PSYC 307 Learning and Motivation (4 credits)
--PSYC 359 Psychological Testing (4 credits)
--PSYC 351 Advanced Experimental Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 493 Comprehensive Review (2 credits)
PSYC 495 Senior Studies (2 credits)


C. Human Services Preparation (17 credits)
SOCI 216 Social Problems in Contemporary America (3 credits)
SOCI 360 Social Research Methods (4 credits)
SOCI 422 Sociology Theory (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses:
--SOCI 320 Racial and Cultural Minorities (3 credits)
--SOCI 401 American Society: Class and Culture (3 credits)
SOCI 495 & 496 Senior Studies (2 credits each)


ELECTIVES (6 to 9 credits)
CPSC 100 Introduction to Computing (3 credits)
PHED 310 First Aid and Adapted Physical Education (4 credits)
PHED 320 Motor Learning & Adapted Physical Education for Middle Childhood (3 credits)
POLS 320 Topics in Public Policy: Public Administration OR Public Policy (3 credits)
SOCI 210 Sociology of Education (3 credits)
SOCI 320 Racial and Cultural Minorities (3 credits)
SOCI 401 American Society: Class and Culture (3 credits)
SPCO 345 Interviewing (3 credits)
Or any course from a different area of specialization

Other Requirements (6 clock hours each)
No-Credit workshops on First Aid, Communicable Diseases, and Child Abuse Recognition/Prevention


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