Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development • West Plains

The following is a transfer degree plan for a bachelor's degree in child and family development. Complete your first two years at Missouri State University - West Plains before transferring to Missouri State University Outreach in West Plains!

Missouri State University - West Plains

Earn your Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development and the Associate of Arts in General Studies to meet the general education requirements for the bachelor's degree. With careful advisement, both degrees (AA and AAS) may be earned simultaneously. Complete these degrees in the evening and online through the Missouri State - West Plains Evening College.

Select your courses with the assistance of your advisor and include the following courses, as they will transfer and fulfill part of your MSU major requirements. Also, meet with a MSU transfer advisor early in your college career to determine other appropriate course work for your academic goals.

Missouri State University

Admission into the Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development program requires you fulfill all prerequisites.

Course availability and prerequisites are subject to change. Check out the course rotations and consult with your advisor before scheduling your classes.

Required General Education Courses
CFD 557 Growth and Dev: Middle Childhood Through Adolescence 3
    Total 3
CFD Core Required Courses
CFD  305  Multicultural Studies (or EDC 345)
CFD  455  Infant/Toddler: Development and Program Planning (sp)
CFD  466  Internship (Fa/Sp/Su)  6
CFD  562  Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Fa/Sp/Su) 
CFD  563  Administration of Programs (Fa/Sp/Su) 
CFD  560  Family Engagement (Fa/Sp) 
    Total 22
Child Development Elective Courses
CFD  304  Outdoor Play (on demand)
CFD  306  Separation and Loss (Sp) 
CFD  353  Childhood Illnesses (Fa/Su) 
CFD 361  Principles of Family Development (Sp) 
CFD  532  Family Advocacy (Sp) 
    Total 6
    Total Credits 31

Transfer advisement

Completion Program Starting in the Fall Semester

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

Fall semester

CoursesHours
Total hours12
CFD 562 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
CFD 560 Family Engagement 3
CFD elective 3

Spring semester

CoursesHours
Total hours13
CFD 455 Infants and Toddlers: Development and Program Planning 4
CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in Child and Family Development
or EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity
3
CFD elective 3
CFD 557 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence
or PSY 441 Psychology of Adolescence
3

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours6
CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families 6

Completion program starting in Spring

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

Spring semester

CoursesHours
Total hours13
CFD 562 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CFD 557 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence
or PSY 441 Psychology of Adolescence
3
CFD 455 Infants and Toddlers: Development and Program Planning 4
CFD elective 3

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours6
CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in Child and Family Development 3
CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3

Fall semester

CoursesHours
Total hours12
CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families 6
CFD 560 Family Engagement 3
CFD elective 3

Completion Program Starting in the Summer

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours6
CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in Child and Family Development 3
CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3

Fall semester

CoursesHours
Total hours12
CFD 560 Family Engagement 3
CFD 562 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CFD elective 3
CFD elective 3

Spring semester

CoursesHours
Total hours13
CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families 6
CFD 455 Infants and Toddlers: Development and Program Planning 4
CFD 557 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence
or PSY 441 Psychology of Adolescence
3