Feb 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development and Family Science - Concentration in Child Life, B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Major Requirements

Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” Course Credit Hours: 3

Elective: 3-6 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours: 124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Admission to Georgia Southern University
  • A total institution GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered). All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University.
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all Area F course work attempted
  • Satisfactory completion of a Department of Early Care and Learning comprehensive criminal background check and finger printing prior to taking HDFS 3131 .

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F, the Human and Family Development Core, the selected concentration area, and guided major electives.
  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course prior to registering for an advanced course.
  • Students must have a total institutional GPA of 2.5 or better, and completed all core curriculum and major degree requirements, earning a grade of “C” in all courses in Area F and within the major requirements, including within their concentration prior to interning. Students who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirements will complete nine to twelve (9-12) credit hours of approved course work as substitute for the internship.

Honors in Child and Family Development

To graduate with Honors in Human and Family Development, a student must

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least three credits of HONS 4610 Honors Research Seminar  over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.