The Minor in Child and Family Development provides opportunities for students to develop an overview of early learning and development, an understanding of early childhood issues, and insights into the role of families, as well as the role of child care in out-of-home experiences.
In order to declare the minor, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Students who declare the Minor in Child and Family Development are required to complete six courses (18 credit hours total).
Some of the required courses have prerequisites, so students should declare the Minor in Child and Family Development as early as possible to plan their schedule. Students declaring the minor as Sophomores and Juniors can usually complete the degree on schedule. Students interested in the minor should begin taking classes as early as possible after declaration.
Students who declare the Minor in Child and Family Development are required to complete the above six courses and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 overall and in the minor. A minimum grade of C or above in the courses is required.