Child Development Minor

Why choose a Child Development minor at WSU?

Students who complete a Child Development minor acquire knowledge and understanding of issues regarding children and their families, which are essential to the professional and personal development of all individuals contributing to society.

If you are majoring in another field with a child and family concentration, (i.e. psychology, social work, sociology, etc.), the Child Development minor adds depth to your course of study and reinforces your understanding of complex developmental processes.

What are the grade requirements?

You must maintain an overall GPA of 2.00 or "C" in courses used toward the minor.

What are the credit hour requirements?

A minimum of 18 credit hours is required. At least six credits must be upper-division (courses numbered 3000 and above).

How do I declare a Child Development minor?

You must declare the minor with the department advisor, located in the McKay Education building, Room 248. To schedule an appointment visit

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.

Updated 08-26-2015



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