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This curriculum includes degree requirements and courses generally completed in the first two years of a four-year curriculum. This degree is for students wanting a professional career working in community agencies and programs providing services to children and families. Career paths include child and parenting practitioner, family life educator, pre-medicine, pre-law, child policy and advocacy and other options. Students should consult the Oklahoma State University transfer catalog and carefully select courses that will meet the requirements for both the baccalaureate and associate degree programs. Suggested courses for Oklahoma State University are listed in the curriculum. Students should consult the Human Development Family Studies advisor at the OSU-Tulsa Campus to select electives that will meet requirements for the baccalaureate degree tracks in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

NOTE: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory course obtain a criminal background check at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with Background Check Consent Form to the West Campus Child Development Academic Program office (S 128) or West Campus Liberal Arts office (L 144). Call 918-595-8177 or 918-595-8079 for more information.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Science

For More Information Contact:
Liberal Arts Division, Child Development Academic Program,
West Campus: (918) 595-8079

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Humanities 6 hours
GEOG 1043 Introduction to Cultural Geography
And select one course designated Humanities
See General Education Requirement page for complete list.

Mathematics 6 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics

Science 7 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 1383 Nutrition

Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 hours
Select one course from the following:

SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 24

^Child Development 18 hours
CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community
CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
CHLD 2223 Early Childhood Foundations
CHLD 2413 Professionalism & Leadership in Early Care & Education
CHLD 2513 Programming for Infants and Toddlers

Sociology 6 hours
SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family
SOCI/PSYC 2813 Human Sexuality

**Recommended Electives
(Not required for degree)
CHLD 2103 Child Guidance
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications

Total Credit Hours: 61
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of TCC catalog).
**Students should consult the Human Development Family Studies advisor at the OSU-Tulsa Campus to select electives that will meet requirements for the baccalaureate degree tracks in Child and Family Services at Oklahoma State University.
^Course must be completed with a “C” or better.
Students should be aware that any variation in this degree plan might result in hours that will not transfer to Oklahoma State University.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical education activity courses do not count toward the associate degree requirements in this curriculum.

General education requirements can be found at: