BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Child Development Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and find out the class schedule before scheduling classes.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
CFD 150 Introduction to Child and Family Development 1
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development 3
CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
BIO 101 Biology in Your World 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CFD 110 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
CFD 260 Observing, Assessing, and Creating Activities for Young Children 4
GEC111 - Humanities option 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
CFD 250 Parenting in Contemporary Society 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective
GEC112 - The Arts option 3
GEC115 - Cultural Competence 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CFD 255 Principles of Development in Infancy 3
CFD 562 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3
GEC 116 - Public Issues 3
GEC109 - Physical Sciences 3
CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in Child and Family Development 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 301 Play as Development 3
CFD 360 Planning and Implementing Curriculum for Child Development Centers 5
CFD 560 Family Engagement 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CFD 366 Preparation for the Professional Internship 1
CFD 455 Infants and Toddlers: Development and Program Planning 4
CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
CFD 557 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours14

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families 6
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 08-26-2020.