Outcomes & Careers
Successful Outcomes Rate
Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Child & Family Studies report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.
Child Care Worker
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a child care worker is $25,460 per year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a preschool teacher is $31,930.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a teacher assistant is $28,900.
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Child Care Curriculum
The child care degree requires a minimum of 73 credit hours to complete, including the general education requirements.
- CF102 Relationships in the 21st Century (3)
- CF120 The Child (3)
- CF124 Children’s Health, Safety, and Nutrition (3)
- CF200 Constructive Guidance and Discipline (3)
- CF209 Introduction to Family Theories (3)
- CF215 Observation: Perception and Process (3)
- CF233 Creative Thought/Expression in Children (3)
- CF250 Family Child Care: Feasibility and Management (3)
- CF280 Learning Theory and Application: Preschool (3)
- CF285 Learning Theory and Application: Infant-Toddler (3)
- CF310 School Age Child Care (3)
- CF360 Family Life Education (3)
- EX390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
- BS103 Human Biology (3)*
- EN100 English Composition (3)
- EN140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
- FE200 Family Financial Management (3)
- LI243 Children’s Literature (3)
- MA128 Numbers & Operations for Educators (4)*
- PH218 Physical Science: A Process Approach (3)*
- PS103 U.S. Political Systems (3)
- SW121 Helping Skills for Human Services (3)*
- UI100 First Year Seminar (3)
- US105 American History I (3)
- US107 American History II (3)
Fall Semester First Year (17)
- UI100 (1)
- EN100 (3)
- CF120 (3)
- MA128 (4)
- PS103 (3)
- US105 or US107 (3)
Spring Semester First Year (18)
- CF102 (3)
- CF200 (3)
- CF124 (3)
- EN140 (3)
- PH218 (3)
- SW121 (3)
Fall Semester Second Year (18)
- CF209 (3)
- CF215 (3)
- CF233 (3)
- CF250 (3)
- CF280 (3)
- FE200 (3)
Spring Semester Second Year (18)
- BS103 (3)
- CF285 (3)
- CF310 (3)
- CF360 (3)
- EX390 (3)
- LI243 (3)
College of Education, Health and Human Studies
This degree is housed within the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. The college boasts programs that train students in mind, body, and soul. So, whether you want to teach, to care, to support, or to fix, we have a program to get you there.
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98% of College of Education, Health and Human Studies graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within a year.
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Stackable Degree Path
Earn credentials faster with our stackable degree path! You can work towards your Bachelor of Science in child development while earning your associate’s degree. There are no additional classes needed with this option, getting you to a degree faster without extra work.