Courses | BS in Human Development and Family Studies

Explore the degree requirements for the online Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.

Program Details

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level

AAS Degree Required

This program is for students with an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education from a North Carolina community college. Visit the Human Development and Family Studies website to learn more.

General Education Core Requirements

Visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for details.

Major Requirements

Choose from two concentrations: Early Care & Education (ECE) or Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure (B–K).

  • HDF 211* Human Development Across the Life Span
  • HDF 212* Families & Close Relationships
  • HDF 250* Introduction to Birth through Kindergarten Education & Programs
  • HDF 302* Infant & Child Development
  • HDF 315/SES 315 Assessment & Planning for Inclusive B–K Programs
  • HDF 321 Issues in Parenting (ECE only)
  • HDF 341/SES 341 Social Emotional Competence in Inclusive Settings
  • HDF 390 Families & Children in Global Perspective
  • HDF 409 Family Diversity
  • HDF 420 Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum I
  • HDF 425/SES 425* Infants & Toddlers: Development, Learning, & Curriculum
  • HDF 435/SES 435 Preschool: Development, Learning, & Curriculum
  • HDF 436/SES 436 Kindergarten: Development, Learning, & Curriculum (B–K only)
  • HDF 440 Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum II
  • HDF 450 Professional Experience in Early Childhood (ECE only)
  • HDF 460 Supervised Student Teaching (B–K only)
  • HDF 461 Student Teaching Seminar (B–K only)
  • HDF 468/SES 468 Diversity in Inclusive Early Care & Education
  • HDF 470 Leadership in Early Education
  • HDF 482* Administration of Dependent Care Programs (ECE only)

*indicates courses for which credit can be transferred from a community college via the Articulation Agreement


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