University Studies - BS, Child Professional Services Concentration

The Department of Educational Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in University Studies with an area of concentration in Child Professional Services. This non-certification degree has a flexible 120-hour program of study, enabling students to pursue a body of coursework closely aligned with their professional interests. The degree includes a prescribed concentration and two minors- one in Sociology and another in either Creative Studies or Human Resource Development.  The Child Professional Services concentration does not allow students to seek teacher certification. However it 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
HIST 105 History of the United States 3
MATH 141
Finite Mathematics
or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II
3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Life and Physical sciences elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
HIST 106
History of the United States
or History of Texas
3
Life and Physical sciences elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
EHRD 203 Foundations of Human Resource Development 3
INST 210 Understanding Special Populations 3
INST 222 Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3
SOCI minor elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
EHRD 210 Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resource Development 3
EPFB 210 Family Involvement and Empowerment 3
EPSY 435 Educational Statistics 3
TEFB 273 Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
SOCI minor elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Creative arts elective 3
SOCI minor elective 2 3
Elective 1 3
Elective 1 3
EHRD 371 Applied Learning Principles 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 214/HLTH 214 Health and Physical Activity for Children 3
SOCI minor elective 2 3
Elective 1 3
Elective 1 3
EHRD 372 Learning and Development in HRD 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
EPSY 320 Child Development 3
SOCI minor elective 2 3
Elective 1 3
Elective 1 3
EHRD 374 Organizational Development 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
EPSY 321 Adolescent Development 3
INST 301 Educational Psychology 3
Elective 1 3
EHRD 315
Applied 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
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120