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    University of Texas Permian Basin
  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

Child and Family Studies, Social Agencies Track, BA

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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 (3 sch)

Degree Requirements

The minimum total credits required for a BA in Child and Family Studies is 120.

  1. Read the U. T. Permian Basin catalog and be familiar with the University’s requirements for the B. A. degree. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the B. A.
  2. Complete at least 120 semester credit hours for the B.A.
  3. At least 48 credits must be at the junior or senior level. At least 30 of these must be completed at U. T. Permian Basin.
  4. 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 B. A. degree.

Students wishing to pursue a teaching certification along with the Child & Family Studies major must elect the Learning & Development Track and complete student teaching as the capstone course.  They will minor in Reading, and the remaining certification courses will be taken as general electives.  Students interested in EC-6 certification should consult closely with their major advisor to meet degree and certification requirements.

Major Requirements

Core Courses (22 sch)

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

Tracks Requirements (12 sch)

Students have a choice of track and can begin working on that track after completion of 9 semester credit hours (sch) of core courses. Note: Students in the learning and development track must successfully complete student teaching or complete CHLD 4399 Senior Seminar .

Elective Course (3sch)

Selected from the following:

Courses in English, Fine Arts, Computer Science, Math, Multicultural or Bilingual Education, Education for Children with Special Needs, History, Communications, or Science.


A minor is required for this major.  Students may not minor in psychology or sociology. Students may choose any other minor including, but not limited to minors in Special Populations, Women’s Studies, Reading, Social Work, or Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

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