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  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Family and Child Studies, Child Development Specialist Concentration (BS)


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Career Opportunities

The Child Development Specialist concentration prepares students to work with children from birth through adolescence in a variety of settings, including youth services/activities, child/family advocacy agencies, education centers, social service agencies, Head Start programs, non-profit and/or faith-based organizations, child protective services, child care facilities, residential facilities, child development and/or parent education training facilities, and community organizations. Graduates are prepared to directly enter into their professional careers and they are also prepared to apply for graduate school in areas such as: social work, education (curriculum and instruction, administration/education leadership), counseling (community, school, marriage, and family therapy), human/child development, or psychology (school, social, child). The Child Development Specialist concentration is not a teacher certification program.

Family and Child Studies Curriculum (BS)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • COMM 101: Principles of Communication Studies 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours.

Mathematics (GER)


  • Mathematics GER 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics GER 3 Semester Credit Hours

Fine Arts (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Select two Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) courses from the following two disciplines. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  6 Semester Credit Hours.

  • Social Sciences - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Political Science
  • Behavioral Sciences - Psychology or Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  4 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Humanities (GER)


Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


*Child Development Specialist Concentration


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