Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Childhood Studies, BA


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This degree includes General Education (37-38 hours), and 36 hours in the Childhood Studies Major. This major pairs well with other BA programs for students who would like to earn a dual degree or double major.

Students seeking this major have a passion for working with children and adolescents.  This course of study prepares candidates for career opportunities in early childhood and child services. This degree does NOT lead to teacher certification.

Students seeking teacher certification cannot double Major with Childhood Studies as many of the courses in this major overlap with the courses required for teacher certification.

This major recommends a minor, certificate, dual degree, or double major.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

18 semester hours

Suggested Sequence of Courses for BA in Childhood Studies


Fall - Year One


NATURAL SCIENCE - 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

FINE ARTS - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 16 hrs


SOCIAL SCIENCE - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

MATHEMATICS 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

THEOLOGY - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15 hrs


Fall - Year Two


ORAL COMMUNICATION - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL - 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

LITERATURE - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

PHILOSOPHY - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15-16 hrs


Spring - Year Two


Total: 15 hrs


Fall - Year Three


Total: 15 hrs


Spring - Year Three


  • 3 Additional Advanced (3000 or above) credit hours
  • 9 Additional Credit Hours

Fall - Year Four


Select One Foundation Course in ESL or Bilingual Education:


Total: 15 hrs


Spring - Year Four


  • 3 credit hours in EDUC or SPED 
  • 3 Additional Advanced (3000-level or above) credit hours

  • 8 Additional credit hours

Total: 14 hrs


Note(s):


The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, and verification completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 42
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Acceptable minor fields:

Any approved minor
 

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