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Associate in Arts in Family Studies and Child Development is a preparatory degree to allow students to pursue a degree in the area of family studies and/or child development. The degree provides a background for students to learn about families and family relationships.

Total Hours: 65 • Minimum GPA: 2.0


General Education Requirements

Communications choose three of the following:
ENGL 1113 English Composition I
ENGL 1213 English Composition II
SPCH 1113 Fundamentals of Speech or
SPCH 2133 Interpersonal Communication

Social Science choose two of the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 or
HIST 1493 U.S. History, 1877 to Present
POLS 1113 U.S. Government

Life Science choose one of the following:
BISC, BOT, MICR, ZOOL (Lecture)

Physical Science choose one of the following:
CHEM, ASTR, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS (Lecture)

Science Lab choose one of the following:
BISC, BOT, CHEM, ASTR, GEOL, MICR, PHSC, PHYS, ZOOL (Lab)

Humanities choose two of the following:
ART 1113 Art Appreciation I
ART 1123 Art Appreciation II
ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature I
ENGL 2423 Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 2433 American Literature I
ENGL 2443 American Literature II
HUM 2113 General Humanities I
HUM 2223 General Humanities II
MUS 1343 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy

Mathematics choose one of the following:
MATH 1023 Structural Concepts in Arithmetic or
MATH 1513 College Algebra or
MATH 1493 Contemporary Math

Selected General Ed Requirements choose two of the following:
PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology
SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology

Total Hours 37

Program Requirements

Child Dev/Sociology Complete five of the following:
CD 2153 Child Growth and Development
CD 2043 Parent and Community Relations
CD 2163 Behavior and Guidance of Young Child
CD 2023 Nutrition, Health and Safety
CD 2173 Cognitive Skills of the Child
CD 2073 Music, Movement and Creative Arts
CD 2103 Education and Services for Children w/Special Needs
CD 2183 Language and Social Skills
CD 2223 Professionalism in CD
CD 2233 Assessment and Evaluation of Child

Child Dev/Sociology (continued) Complete one of the following:
CD 2203 Program Planning and Evaluation or
ECM 2123 Center Financial Planning and Management or
ECM 2133 Center Personnel Development and

Management Complete the following:
CD 2101 Portfolio Development
SOC 2183 Sociology of the Family
MGMT 2103 Occupational Technical Internship

Total Hours 25

Institutional Requirements

Computer Science Complete the following:
CMSC 1223 Business Applications Software* or
Successful completion of the Computer Literacy Assessment

*Fulfills computer literacy requirement.

Total Hours 3

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