Requirements for Child Development and Family Relations Major:
CHF 200 and CHF 201 are required and each course must be passed with a grade
of “C” or better. Students earning less than a “C” in either of these courses must
re-take that course before taking upper level courses for which these are prerequisites.
Students are not restricted in their choice of electives to complete the 120
credits needed for graduation, but rather should consult with their advisor
to select courses which best suit their professional goals.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education Programs is seeking state approval for a certification program that will allow students to teach grades K-3. This program will prepare individuals to work with
childcare and families from birth to age 8.
Students intending to transfer to the Child Development and Family Relations
(CDFR) major from a baccalaureate degree program should have a GPA of 2.5. Students from
an associate degree program should have a GPA of 2.8. Students should submit an application consisting of a current complete transcript of their college work, a
resume, and an essay identifying their professional goals.
A faculty committee will review applications. Application packets are available
from and should be returned to the office in 118 Merrill Hall.