Course Requirements

Note: If you are using this minor with a Family Studies degree, the required courses will change. You must have 18 credits beyond your major for a minor in Child Development. See your department advisor for more information.

Refer to the WSU Course Catalog for course descriptions.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

  • CHF 2500 Development of the Child: Birth to Eight  3 credits
  • CHF 2570 The Child from Six to Twelve   3 credits 
  • CHF 2610 Guidance Based on Developmental Theory   3 credits
  • CHF 4500 Comparative Study of Childhood and Adolescent Development 3 credits

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select at least two (2) courses from the following:

  • CHF 2400 Family Relations   3 credits
  • CHF 2600  Introduction to Early Childhood Education   3 credits
  • CHF 2620 Planning Creative Experiences for Young Children  3 credits
  • CHF 3350 Diversities Within Families   3 credits
  • CHF 3500 Young Children at Risk   3 credits
  • CHF 3550 Parenting Education   3 credits
  • CHF 3640 Working with Parents   3 credits
  • CHF 4300 - Latino Child and Family Development Credits: 3 credits
  • CHF 4710* Advanced Guidance and Planning   3 credits
  • CHF 4860* Practicum   3 credits

*must be taken concurrently

You must have at least 6 credit hours of upper-division courses (numbered 3000 or higher). The Child and Family Studies Department will only accept non-matriculated 2 transfer courses for minor.

Updated 08-26-2015

CHILD DEVELOPMENT MINOR
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Course Requirements