Child Development, Minor

Minor in Child Development (H40207M)

Students who minor in Child Development learn about child development theories, research, and practice. The minor requires 18 credits of coursework in Child and Family Development. 

Requirements for Admission

All students outside the Child and Family Development program may pursue this minor.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Social Work and Family Sciences and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Minor in Child Development” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. A minor in Child Development may only be awarded at the time a student receives a baccalaureate degree. Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.


Required Courses6
Total Hours18

Required Courses

CHFD:201Intimate Relationships3
CHFD:265Child Development3
Total Hours6


Select 12 credits of the following (a minimum of six credits must be at 300/400 level):12
CHFD:245Infant/Toddler Care and Education Programs
CHFD:246Multicultural Issues in Child Care
CHFD:250Observing & Recording Children's Behavior
CHFD:290Special Topics: Child & Family Development
CHFD:370Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom
CHFD:375Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom Lab
CHFD:421Special Problems in Child and Family Development
CHFD:442Human Sexuality
CHFD:448Programs for School-Aged
CHFD:461Case Management for Children & Families I
CHFD:462Case Management for Children & Families II
CHFD:485Seminar in Child and Family Development
CHFD:255Fatherhood: Parent Role
CHFD:380Play and Human Development
CHFD:385Early Childhood Curriculum Methods
CHFD:360Parent-Child Relations
CHFD:365Infant Development
CHFD:401American Families in Poverty
CHFD:404Middle Childhood and Adolescence
CHFD:446Culture, Ethnicity & Family
CHFD:460Organization & Supervision of Child Care Centers
CHFD:496Parent Education
Total Hours12