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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies On-line, BA

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The Child and Family Studies major can be taken on-line through the REACH services at UTPB. Many but not all of the 42 credits of General Education requirements may be available on-line. The General Education course requirements may be fulfilled through community colleges, or through on-line courses offered at UTPB or other accredited colleges. Several minors are available totally on-line at UTPB that are appropriate for the Child and Family Studies major. CHLD students cannot minor in psychology or sociology, but currently they can complete on-line minors in Communications, Criminal Justice, History and Management. Other on-line minors may be developed during the years covered by this catalog. CHLD majors taking on-line courses will take the Learning and Development track. The degree plan for on-line students is as follows:

Degree Requirements

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the BA degree.
  2. A student must complete at least 120sch for the degree of which at least 48sch must be taken at the upper level (33xx or 43xx). At least 24 of the last 30 must be taken from U.T.P.B.
  3. At least 30 sch must be completed at UTPB.
  4. This degree requires a minor.
  5. Obtain at least a “C” grade in all courses counting toward the major. Maintain at least a grade point average of 2.0 in all courses applicable toward the BA degree.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Creative Arts (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area Option (3 sch)

University Gen. Ed. Requirement (1 sch) (TBD)

Computer Use

All majors must demonstrate a basic use of computing through the completion of CHLD 3301  or CHLD 3404 .

Major Requirements (37 sch, 18 sch upper level)

Students majoring in Child and Family Studies must take a minimum of 37 credit hours in Child and Family Studies (CHLD) or approved courses. At least 18 credit hours must be at the upper level (3000-4000 level). The maximum number of credit hours in child and family studies courses is 45. The 37 credit hours are divided into three sections of minimum requirements: 22 credit hours of “core” courses, 12 credit hours of “track” courses and 3 credit hours of “approved electives”.

Learning and Development Track (12 sch)

Choose one course from each of the following groups:


**TECA courses and EDUC 2301 are available only at Texas Community Colleges

Family Issues

**TECA courses and EDUC 2301 are available only at Texas Community Colleges


**TECA courses and EDUC 2301 are available only at Texas Community Colleges

Elective Course (3 sch)

Capstone Course

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