Child and Family Development B.S. (Concentration in Child Life)
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)||42|
|Area F - Course Appropriate to Major||18|
|Introduction to Family Science|
|Family Economic Environment|
|Intro to Family Services|
|Computer Applications |
and Computer Concepts
or COMM 1110
|Introduction to Psychology|
or SOCI 1101
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Child and Family Development Core||27-30|
|Birth to 5 Methods|
|Diversity in Human Development|
|Adult Development and Later Life|
|Parent Education and Guidance|
|Internship in Child and Family Development|
|Child Life Concentration||24|
|Introduction to Child Life|
|Therapeutic Benefits of Play in Child Life|
|Death and Bereavement across the Lifespan|
|Assessment of Children|
|Child Life Practice in Healthcare|
Select six credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
|Young Children with Special Needs|
|Selected Topics in Child and Family Development|
|Directed Individual Study|
|Scientific and Medical Terminology|
|Introduction to Recreational Therapy|
|Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy|
|Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course|
|Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course||3|
|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)
- 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 CHFD 3131.
Program Progression Requirements
- Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F, the Child 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 Child and Family Development, a student must
- be admitted to the University Honors Program;
- successfully complete at least three credits of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610) over three semesters;
- successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
- be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.
Contact the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Student Services Center for information regarding admission and advisement.