BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Child Life 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
BMS 110 Introduction to Human Biology 3
BMS 111 Introduction to Human Biology Laboratory 1
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
GEC111 - Humanities - General Education 3
GEC115 Public Affairs - Cultural Competence 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEC112 - The Arts - General Education 3
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
LLT 102 Scientific and Medical Terminology 2
CFD 110 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GEC109 - Physical Sciences - General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GEC116 - Public Issues - General Education 3
CFD 301 Play as Development 3
CFD 260 Observing, Assessing, and Creating Activities for Young Children 4
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 206 Introduction to Health Communication 3
BMS 307 Human Anatomy 4
CFD 562 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CFD 353 Childhood Illnesses, Injuries, Diseases and Disorders 3
CFD 354 Working with the Hospitalized Child 4
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in Child and Family Development 3
CFD 306 Death, Separation, and Loss 3
CFD 366 Preparation for the Professional Internship 1
CFD 454 Therapeutic Play Activities for Hospitalized Children 3
CFD 580 Introduction to Research in Child and Family Development 3
CFD 499 Practicum in Child and Family Development 1-6
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours19

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CFD 455 Infants and Toddlers: Development and Program Planning 4
CFD 510 Child Life Theory and Practice 3
CFD 560 Family Engagement 3
CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
CFD 557 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families 6
Total hours6-12
Degree plan last reviewed 08-26-2020.