Back to Table of Contents

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
General Education Requirements Credit Hours:

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

Humanities 6 hours
*ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature
and select one course from the following:
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1223 Religions of the World: The Western Tradition
PHIL 2133 Introduction to Ethical Thinking

Mathematics 12 hours
*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking
*MATH 2423 Mathematics Concepts for Educators
*MATH 2553 Geometry and Measurements
and select one course from the following:
*MATH 1483 Mathematics Functions and their Uses
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 1613 Plane Trigonometry

Science 12-13 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
*PHSC 1114 General Physical Science
Any 2000 level (4-5 hour) Science course from the General Education list, or BIOL 1383 Nutrition and PHSC 2151 The Nature of Science

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

Psychology or Sociology 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology

Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 13

Child Development 11 hours
^+CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
^+++ºCHLD 2032 Early Field Experience in Teaching: Early Childhood
^*++CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
^*+CHLD 2513 Programming for Infants and Toddlers

Physical Education
PHED 2212 First Aid

Total Credit Hours: 61-62
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
^Course must be completed with a “C” or better.
+CHLD 2513 and CHLD 2003 for OU EDEC 3413
++CHLD 2233 for OU EDEC 2203
+++CHLD 2032 for 2 hours of elective credit at OU
º Background investigation required.
Foreign Language: Students must meet the university requirement of two college-level courses in a single foreign language.
Physical education activity courses do not count toward the associate degree requirements in this curriculum. 
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

General education requirements can be found at: