Dec 04, 2022  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Development, BS (43-121) (120 hours)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by College/School

Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Students will be:

  • Able to think critically about problems and issues facing children and families.
  • Prepared to use developmentally appropriate practices to promote the optimal development of diverse children and families.
  • Competent to assume leadership roles in programs providing direct and support services to children and families.
  • Articulate advocates for justice for families and children in both public and private arenas.
  • Aware of and sensitive to ethical implications in their professional relationships with diverse families and children.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses with a CFD prefix.

The Child and Family Development undergraduate program is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Program through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The required courses listed below meet the criteria for approval as a provisional Certified Family Life Education (CFLE). Students wishing to obtain provisional CFLE certification must apply to NCFR upon the completion of an undergraduate degree in CFD. 

Course required: CFD 1010 , CFD 1220 , CFD 3230 , CFD 3240 , CFD 3710 , CFD 4220 , CFD 4260 , CFD 4520 , CFD 4550 , CFD 4710 CFD 4745 , CFD 4850 , FCSE 3120 , and pick one of the following - CFD 4530 , CFD 4560 , CFD 4570 , or CFD 4540 

For questions, contact Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein -

Child and Family Development, BS (43-121) (4 Year Guide)  

General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. Some majors require additional hours due to required coursework. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 30 Semester Hours

(contact CFD faculty advisor for guidance)

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

10Competency 10 course

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by College/School