Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 second edition, November 2014

Child and Family Development


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


Child and Family Development

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. Select six hours from the following, with approval of a CFD advisor: CFD 155(3), 160(3), 163(3)
  2. Select twelve hours from the following: any CFD course; FCS 373(3); or BMS 130(3) with approval of a CFD advisor to bring total to at least 18 hours. Up to 3 credit hours of CFD 197 may be taken.

Accelerated master's degree in early childhood and family development

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Child and Family Development and Early Childhood Education may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Early Childhood and Family Studies program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. Once accepted, students will be able to take 12 hours of graduate-level courses that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate programs (Mixed Credit). See the Graduate Catalog or further information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.