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online bachelor of science in
child development & Family Studies

Course Offerings

Below is a model of a 4-year course schedule of offerings for this program. Other course options and electives that will fill the program requirements can be discussed with your advisor after enrollment. 

Year 1 Fall (Semester 1)
ENG 101
or
ENG 103
Composition and Rhetoric

Accelerated Academic Writing
3 cr.

3 cr.
Math 121 (or higher) Intro Concepts of Mathematics 3 cr.
CDFS 110 Families Across the Life Span 3 cr.
COMM 104 (example) Public Communication (example) 3 cr.


12 cr. Total


Year 1


Spring (Semester 2)

ENG 102 Composition and Rhetoric 3 cr.
SCIENCE/TECH
3 cr.
MUSC 111 (example) Introduction to Music 3 cr.
CDFS 112 Introduction to Marriage and Family  3 cr.


12 cr. Total




Summer - TAKE PRAXIS CORE EXAM 

CDFS 210 Introduction to Parenting 3 cr.
CDFS 211 Infant Development (PR: CDFS 110) 3 cr.


Year 2


Fall (Semester 3)

SPED 304 Special Education in Contemporary Society 3 cr.
CDFS 212 Early Childhood Development (PR: CDFS 110) 3 cr.
CDFS 316 Child Development Practicum (PR: CDFS 212 or PSYC 241) 3 cr.
CPR-FIRST AID
3 cr.


12 cr. Total


Year 2


Spring (Semester 4)

ELECTIVE
3 cr.
SPED 312 Differentiated Instruction for Young Children 3 cr.
CDFS 250 Research Methods/Data Analysis (PR: CDFS 110 & 112) 3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.


12 cr. Total




Summer 

CDFS 413 Contemporary Issues-Family Relations (PR: Senior or graduate standing or consent: CDFS 110, 112, and 250) 3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.
SCIENCE/TECH
3 cr.


Year 3


Fall (Semester 5)

C&I 410 Early Childhood Education 3 cr.
SPED 317 Technology for Young Children with/without Special Needs 3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.


12 cr. Total


Year 3


Spring (Semester 6)

C&I 411 Early Childhood Education 3 cr.
SPED 317 Technology for Young Children with/without Special Needs 3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.
CDFS 413 Contemporary Issues - Family Relations (PR: Senior or graduate standing or consent: CDFS 110, 112, and 250) 3 cr.


12 cr. Total


(Choose Two)


Summer

CDFS 420, 421, 422
or
BUSA 320, 330

3 cr.

3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.


Year 4


Fall (Semester 7)

C&I 414 Creative Experiences-Early Childhood 3 cr.
CDFS 432 Early Socio-Emotional Growth 3 cr.
CDFS 491A (Birth-3) Professional Field Experience 3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr. 


12 cr. Total


Year 4


Spring (Semester 8)

CDFS 431 Infant Toddler Language/Lit 3 cr.
CDFS 491A (3-4 yr. old) Professional Field Experience 3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.
ELECTIVE
3 cr.


12 cr. Total

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