Missouri State University

Program Requirements

All emphasis areas have specific course requirements. Please refer to your curriculum sheet for your emphasis area requirements. You must earn a "C" or better in all child and family development courses in order to meet requirements for graduation. Failure to do so may delay your graduation. You will need to re-take any CFD courses that you receive a "C" in.

Child and Family Development (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: PSY 121(3); SOC 150(3); BMS 105(4) or 110(4) or BIO 100(4), or BIO 101(3) and 111(1)

  2. Major Requirements (70-72 hours): Students must select an area of emphasis with approval of a CFD advisor: early childhood, school age, child life, or family studies.

    1. Core Courses: CFD 150(1), 155(3), 160(3), 163(3), 366(1); 360(5) or 454(3) or 533(4); 466(6), 563(3)

    2. Related Requirements: BMS 130(3); FCS 120(2) or KIN 253(2) or KIN 257(2); FCS 373(3); PSY 441(3), PSY elective (3)

    3. Area of Emphasis: With advisor approval complete 21 hours of the following courses: CFD 250(3), 255(3), 257(3), 260(4), 300(1-3), 301(3), 304(3), 305(3), 306(3), 350(3), 353(3), 354(4), 360(5), 361(3), 365(3), 400(1-3), 454(3), 455(4), 499(1-6), 500(1-3), 532(3), 533(4), 560(3), 562(3)

    4. With advisor approval complete 12 hours of selected electives.

    5. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development are required to meet the following grade requirement: a grade of "C" or better in each CFD course required for graduation.

    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CFD 466(6).

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog