BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES (356)

The Family and Child Studies program provides preparation for professionals who serve infants, toddlers, and young children and their families in home- and community-based programs, for families and expectant parents, early intervention, early childhood education, and in leadership/advocacy positions. Family and Child Studies students complete a practicum experience as a part of their degree in environments that prepare them for an exciting professional future focused on the population they will be serving.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Family and Child Studies program requires specific General Education requirements in behavioral science as follows:

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Courses (47 hours)

Early Childhood Education and Care (21 hours)
ECEC 1113, ECEC 1123, ECEC 1213, ECEC 1223, ECEC 3223, ECEC 4223, and ECEC 4333

Family Science (11 hours)
FAMS 1123, FAMS 3143, FAMS 4333, and FAMS 4702

Education (3 hours)
EDUC 3023

Special Education (3 hours)
SPED 2103

Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
ECE 2163

Psychology (3 hours)
PSY 3363 and PSY 3373

B. Major Elective Courses (9 hours)
Selected from the following list with a minimum of 5 hours of 
upper division courses:  ECE 3303, FAMS 4143, LIBS 3423, or 
SOCI 4403

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V.  ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.