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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Child Development and Family Studies, BS


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A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Studies prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with young children and their families in multicultural and multilingual urban settings. This program is distinctive in that it emphasizes healthy development of young children (0 to 5 years old) and their families, particularly those who are bilingual. Courses and approximately 100 hours of hands-on experiential learning allow students to develop skills and knowledge to serve typically developing young children in the home, community, and child care settings.

Program Advisor: Nedra Washington
Nedra.Washington@untdallas.edu

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Child Development and Family Studies includes the following:

  1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  2. Major Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 39 hours from Child Development of which 30 must be advanced. Completion of a minumum of 12 hours from Professional Field (described below). Students should complete 3000-level courses before enrolling in 4000-level courses. 18 listed hours in General Electives are strongly recommended, but can be selected from any college-level courses. 
  3. Requirements: All students entering the Child Development program must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 and be in good academic standing. Must clear criminal background check.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum - 42 Hours *Must maintain a Major GPA of 2.0 or better

Core Requirements

Course Recommended

Hours

Communication 1 *Grade of C or better required

ENGL 1313 - College Writing I

3

Communication 2 *Grade of C or better required

ENGL 1323 - College Writing II

3

Mathematics

MATH 1350 - Math for Elementary Educators

4

Life & Physical Sciences 1

BIOL 1132 - Environmental Science

3

Life & Physical Sciences 2

GEOG 1710 - Earth Science

3

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2220 - World Literature I

3

Creative Arts

ART 1300 - Art Appreciation

3

American History 1

HIST 2610 - US History to 1865

3

American History 2

HIST 2620 - US History 1865 to Present

3

Government & Political Science 1

PSCI 1040 - American Government: Laws and Institutions

3

Government & Political Science 2

PSCI 1050 - American Government: Process and Policies

3

Social & Behavioral Science

*CDFS 1013 - Human Development

3

Component Area 1

SOCI 2070 - Intro to Race Ethnicity

3

Component Area 2

CDFS 2033 - Parenting in Diverse Families

3

Major Curriculum Requirements - 39 Hours *Must maintain a Major GPA of 2.0 or better

Course

Hours

CDFS 3113 - Infant and Toddler Development

3

CDFS 3123 - Child Development

3

CDFS 3213 - Infant Toddler Intervention

3

CDFS 3300 - Family Theories

3

*CDFS 3310 - Family Crisis

3

*CDFS 3305 - Family Development

3

CDFS 3423 - Family, School, and Community

3

CDFS 4333 - Family Resource Management

3

*CDFS 3315 - Communications in Families

3

CDFS 4023 - Practicum

3

*CDFS 4413 - Family Life Education

3

CDFS 4345 - Parenting Issues and Education

3

CDFS 4395 - CDFS Capstone

3

Professional Field - 12 Hours *Must maintain a Major GPA of 2.0 or better

 

Hours

*CDFS 3320 - Developmental Sexuality

3

*CDFS 4340 - Occupational & Ethical Issues

3

*CDFS 4323 - Family Law and Public Policy

3

*CDFS 1013 - Human Development

3

General Electives - 18 Hours *Following courses are strongly recommended, but can be selected from any college-level courses

Course

Hours

PSYC 1100 - Introduction to Psychology   

3

HSML 1300 - Introduction to HS Systems

3

SOCI 1510 - Introduction to Sociology

3

ECON 1100 - Principles of Microeconomics

3

SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

3

UNT Dallas Degree Requirements:

Hours Required and General/College Requirements

120 hours (minimum) required for degree completion of which 42 must be advanced and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelors of Science Degree

Major Requirements: Completion of 39 hours in Child Development and Family Studies of which 30 must be advanced. Completion of 12 hours in Professional Field (described above). Students should complete 3000-level courses before enrolling in 4000-level courses.  

Electives: 18 listed hours in General Electives are strongly recommended, but can be selected from any college-level courses.   

*Asterisk denotes classes for Certified Life Education Exam

UNT-Dallas GPA 2.0 or higher

Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher

Child Development and Family Studies GPA 2.0 or higher required

 

National Council on Family Relations Certification

NCFR Contact Areas

Approved coursework for Abbreviated Application (Grade of A, B, or C-)

1. Families & Individuals in Societal Contexts

Family Development

2. Internal Dynamics of Families

Family Crisis

3. Human Growth & Dev Across the Life Span

Human Development

4. Human Sexuality

Developmental Sexuality

5. Interpersonal Relationships

Communication in Families

6. Family Resource Management

Family Resource Management

7. Parent Education & Guidance

Parenting Issues and Education

8. Family Law & Public Policy

Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives

9. Professional Ethics & Practice

Diversity in Contemporary Families and Family Life and Consumer Education, and Occupational Issues in Family

10. Family Life Education Methodology Internship/Practicum

Family Life and Consumer Education Professional Development in Family Sciences

For more information on CFLE visit https://www.ncfr.org/cfle-certification/what-family-life-education

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