Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Development, B.A.S.

Early Childhood Development

Course Requirements

Students majoring in Early Childhood Development must complete 36 semester hours, of which 18 must be upper-level credit. The 36-semester hour major includes the following courses:

Professional Development

The Professional Development component of the B.A.S. consists of 24 semester hours selected to provide depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student’s career or personal goals.

The following majors are specific as to the amount of hours in the professional development component that must be related to the major field of study:

Business Administration - a minimum of 12 hours from approved business courses
Human Services - a minimum of 12 hours from approved social science courses unless otherwise specified.

Experiential Professional Development

The experiential professional development component consists of 12 semester hours designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student’s career development. Experiential learning may satisfy a portion of this requirement. Experiential learning must be evaluated and approved by the university. Practicums or internships may be used in this area, up to 12 hours, or used in the major if it relates to the major field of study.


The student may complete the remainder of the required 124 semester hours with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields that hold special appeal.