The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum with a Child Development concentration offers a broad range of courses designed to provide foundational knowledge in areas such as English, mathematics, science, and history while also providing key courses that are designed for students who are interested in professions

involving children. The major provides the scientific base for understanding development from birth through adolescence.

The Child Development concentration is an excellent foundation toward pursuing a baccalaureate degree within education and human services.

The general education core for this degree complies with guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).


General Education Requirements 48
ENG 160 Composition I (4)
ENG 162 Composition II (4)
ENG 165 Speech (4)
MAT 200 Finite Mathematics OR MAT 225** Introductory Statistics (4)
BIO 102 Human Biology OR BIO 108 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
CHM 115 Basic Chemistry OR PHY 103 Earth Science (4)
HUM 204 Music Appreciation OR HUM 205 History and Appreciation of Art (4)
PHI 220 Ethics OR any unduplicated Humanities or Fine Arts course (4)
SPA 222 The Hispanic-American Experience through Literature (4)
HIS 105 Survey of U.S. History from 1865 to Present OR HIS 104 Survey of U.S. History to 1865 OR PSC 103 American Government and Politics (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
PSY 210* Child Psychology OR SOC 101 ** Introduction to Sociology (4)
*Required for Early Childhood Education.
**Required for the Social Work degree and highly recommended for Addiction Studies.
Concentration Requirements Credit Hours
Concentration #4: Child Development 12
ECE101 Introduction to Early Childhood (4)
ECE 221 The Exceptional Child (4)
ECE 225 Language Acquisition and Language Arts for Young Children (4)