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Plan of Study - B.A. in Child Development

Below is a recommended four-year plan of study for completing Alliant's Bachelor of Arts in Child Development program. Transfer students may be awarded credit toward relevant and corresponding coursework already completed and therefore will complete an abbreviated plan of study.

Years 1 and 2 fulfill general education requirements and may be completed online. Years 3 and 4 are dedicated to discipline-specific core content focusing intensively on the field of child development.

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • ENG1106/ENG 101 First-year Composition (3 cr)
  • MATH 1102/MAT 102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3 cr)
  • IST 1010/CIS 105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3 cr)
  • HUM 1000/HUM 250 Ideas and Values in the Humanities (3 cr)
  • HIS 1102/HIS 102 History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present (3 cr)

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • CRE 1101/CRE 101 College Critical Reading (3 cr)
  • ENV 2000/PHS 110 Fundamentals of Physical Science (4 cr)
  • SOC 2202/SOC 140 Racial and Ethnic Minorities (3 cr)
  • POS 1110/POS 110 American National Government (3 cr)
  • CHD 2230/EDU 6000 Educational Foundation (1 cr)

Year 2 - Semester I

  • COMM 1500/COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication (3 cr)
  • LIT 1105/ENH 110 Intro to Literature (3 cr)
  • SPA 1101/SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr)
  • PSY 1101/PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr)    
  • CHD 2240/EDU 6001 Psycho-educational Development of Diverse Learner and Classroom Application (2 cr)

Year 2 - Semester 2

  • PHIL 1104/PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr)
  • SPA 1102/SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr)
  • NSC 2205/BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr)
  • ENG 3303 Writing for the Professions (3 cr)
  • CMS 3700 Community Service-Engagement/Service Learning (2 cr)

Year 3 - Semester 1

  • CHD 3340 Applied Child Development (3 cr)
  • CHD 3355 Methods of Inquiry in Child Development (3 cr)
  • CHD 3361 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Children: Theory to Practice (3 cr)
  • CHD 3360 Biological Influences During Childhood (3 cr)
  • CHD 3370 Multicultural Awareness for Description: Human Behavior Across the Lifespan (3 cr)

Year 3 - Semester 2

  • CHD 3371 Child Development Practicum (3 cr)
  • CHD 3365 Assessment and the Child (3 cr)
  • CHD 3350 Prenatal-Infant Development (3 cr)
  • CHD 3380 Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies (3 cr)
  • CHD 3390 Child Health (3 cr)

Year 4 - Semester 1

  • CHD 4400 Child Welfare (3 cr)
  • CHD 4410 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 cr)
  • CHD 4450 The School-Aged Child (3 cr)
  • CHD 4420 Cross-Cultural Child Development (3 cr)
  • CHD 4430 Health Education for Elementary School Teachers (3 cr)

Year 4 - Semester 2

  • CHD 4440 Development of Children's Art (P-8) (3 cr)
  • CHD 4470 Couples and Family Relationships (3 cr)
  • CHD 4460 Community Health (3 cr)
  • CHD 4455 Adolescent Development (3 cr)
  • CHD 4471 Child Development Practice: Children and Families (Capstone Course/Project) (3 cr)

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