University Studies - BS, Child Professional Services Concentration

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an undergraduate non-certification degree program in University Studies with an area of concentration in Child Professional Services. This degree is a flexible 120-hour degree program that enables a student to combine a prescribed concentration, two minors, the core curriculum and electives to create a comprehensive degree that aligns with the student’s individual professional interest. The Child Professional Services non-certification concentration requires students to complete a minor in Human Resource Development or Creative Studies and Sociology. This concentration does not allow students to seek teacher certification; however, it offers study in upper level education courses that provides a strong foundation in child and adolescent development, instructional methods, educational psychology, kinesiology, human resource development, and sociology as a means of preparing graduates for careers in civic, social or religious organizations; hospitals or non-profit organizations; or family and community services. Students interested in University Studies - Child Professional Services should contact the EPSY undergraduate advisor located in Heaton Hall.

The following curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies with an area of concentration in Child Professional Services. Students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to registration each semester.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105History of the United States 3
MATH 141 or MATH 166Finite Mathematics or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II 3
POLS 206American National Government 3
Life and Physical sciences elective 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
HIST 106 or HIST 226History of the United States or History of Texas 3
Life and Physical sciences elective 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
EHRD 203Foundations of Human Resource Development 3
INST 210Understanding Special Populations 3
INST 222Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3
SOCI minor elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
EHRD 210Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resource Development 3
EPFB 210Family Involvement and Empowerment 3
EPSY 435Educational Statistics 3
TEFB 273Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
SOCI minor elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Creative arts elective 3
SOCI minor elective 23
Elective 13
Elective 13
EHRD 371Applied Learning Principles 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 214/HLTH 214Health and Physical Activity for Children 3
SOCI minor elective 23
Elective 13
Elective 13
EHRD 372Learning and Development in HRD 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
EPSY 320Child Development 3
SOCI minor elective 23
Elective 13
Elective 13
EHRD 374Organizational Development 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
EPSY 321Adolescent Development 3
INST 301Educational Psychology 3
Elective 13
EHRD 315, EHRD 405, EHRD 408, or EHRD 413Applied Human Resource Development in the Workplace or Principles and Practices of Leadership in Human Resource Development and Technology Management or Globalization and Diversity in the Workplace or Conflict Management and Dialogue 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

Free elective can be chosen from any 300-400 level course of student’s choice.

2

Sociology minor elective to be selected from approved list of courses in the Department of Sociology.