Child and Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum

Pre-Child and Family Major Courses 18 hours

  • CDF 235: Child Development: Conception-Eight Years
  • CDF 236: Interaction and Guidance
  • CDF 327S: Family Involvement with Young Children
  • CDF 203: Philosophical Historical Foundations of the EC Professional
  • CDF 246: Creative Activities and Materials for Young Children
  • CDF 310: Observation and Assessment in ECE

Core Courses 6 hours

  • CDF 132: Introduction to the Family
  • FCS 400W: Ethics and Advocacy in Family and Consumer Sciences

Child Development Concentration 30-33 hours

  • CDF 363: Early Childhood Literacy
  • CDF 399: Early Childhood Practicum
  • CDF 405: Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers
  • CDF 406: Program Planning for Preschool Children
  • CDF 437: Family Stress and Resilience
  • CDF 450: Early Childhood Practicum
  • CDF 538: Research Analysis in Child and Family Studies
  • CDF 547: Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs

Supporting Course Requirements 15 hours

  • NFA 201: Essentials of Nutrition  
  • SED 518: Special Education in Early Childhood

And 3 courses from the following 9 hours

  • NSC 500: Early Childhood Health Care
  • OTS 515: Early Child Sensorimotor Development
  • PSY 200: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 250: Information Literacy in Psychology
  • PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology

Free Electives 8-17 hours

EKU General Education Requirements 40 hours (See catalog for details.)

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 120-125 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.