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).

Child Development sample courses

ECE101 Introduction to Early Childhood 4 Credit Hours
ECE 221 The Exceptional Child 4 Credit Hours
ECE 225 Language Acquisition and Language Arts for Young Children 4 Credit Hours