Child Development, Bachelor of Science

  • 120 credit hours required for degree
  • 45 advanced credit hours required for degree
  • 30 upper-division hours and 25% of total semester hours required for this degree must be completed at A&M-SA to satisfy residency requirement 

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the specific requirements of the major. In some cases, a course that is required for a major may also be counted towards the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum 1
Communication (010)
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Mathematics (020)
MATH 1314College Algebra3
or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
Life and Physical Science (030)
Life & Physical Science3
Life & Physical Science3
Language, Philosophy and Culture (040)
Language/Philosophy/Culture3
Creative Arts (050)
Creative Arts3
American History (060)
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science (070)
Government/Political Science 3
Government/Political Science 3
Social and Behavioral Science (080)
Social & Behavioral Science 3
Component Area Option (090)
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
Component Option from Approved List3
Subtotal:42
Required Support Courses
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
EDCI 4101Jaguar Tracks IV1
Subtotal:4
Major Courses 2
EDEC 3331Infant and Toddler Development3
EDSE 3346Development of Exceptional Individuals3
EDEC 3307Child and Adolescent Development as it Impacts Instruction3
EDEC 4314Cognitive Development3
EDEC 3332Professionalism, Leadership and Ethics3
EDEC 4301Working with Diverse Families and Young Children3
EDEC 4315Social & Emotional Development3
EDEC 4316Assessment of Young Children3
EDRG 3315Early Literacy Instruction3
EDBL 3315Second Language Acquisition and Literacy for English Language Learners3
EDEC 3349Academics, Creativity & Play3
EDEC 4302Action Research3
EDEC 4303Practicum in Growth and Development (Action Research is a co-requisite)3
Subtotal:39
Minor
Select 18-24 hours to complete a minor18-24
Subtotal:18-24
Elective
As needed to complete 120 credit hours11
Total Credits120