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Option Child Development Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Human Development and Family Sciences - College of Public Health and Human Sciences



The Child Development option prepares students to work directly with children of all ages and their families. This option is a strong foundation for work in a preschool and Head Start classrooms, early intervention, adolescent intervention, parent education and support, or for graduate work in HDFS, psychology, sociology, or education. With additional course work, students can pursue teacher licensure through the OSU College of Education or through other institutions.



HDFS Core

HDFS 240. *Human Sexuality (3)
HDFS 314. Adult Development and Aging (4)
HDFS 341. Family Studies (4)
HDFS 360. Critical Thinking in Human Development and Family Sciences (4)
HDFS 361. Applied Research Methods (4)

Non-HDFS Courses

COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
NUTR 225. General Human Nutrition (3)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Choose one of three statistics options below:
1. H 220. Introduction to Health Data Analysis (3)
2. ST 201, ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4,4)
3. ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Child Development Curriculum (36–39)

HDFS 311 Infant and Child Development (4)
HDFS 313 Adolescent Development (4)
HDFS 330. Fostering Learning in Early Childhood Development (4)
HDFS 430. ^Student Teaching in Early Childhood Development and Education (12)
HDFS 431. Family, School, and Community Collaboration (3)

Choose any three (9–12):
ED 140. Introduction to Early Childhood Education (4) Central Oregon Community College Only
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
HDFS 312. Parenting Research and Application (4)
HDFS 331. Directed Experience in Early Childhood (3) Cascades Only
HDFS 432. Children and Youth With Special Needs (3)
HDFS 444. Family Violence and Neglect (4)
HDFS 447. *Families and Poverty (4)
HDFS 465. Topics in Human Development and Family Sciences (3)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 228




 
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