Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog

Professional Child Development


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The professional child development concentration is offered by distance delivery only but has the same quality and requirements as on-campus programs. All students are assigned an advisor who works closely with them throughout their program. Completion of this degree prepares students for teaching and administrative positions in early childhood development and care.

Entry into this concentration is by application only. Students must apply for admission to UW first. Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted to UW Admissions. Once a student has applied and their transcripts have been received, their application will be reviewed. Transcripts will not be analyzed prior to application. Applicants must also satisfactorily complete a mandatory security screen (background check).

Completion of this degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours that include a) University Studies requirements (USP), b) departmental core curriculum, and c) specific courses for this concentration. Courses should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to enhance the student’s educational experience and to ensure fulfillment of upper division course requirements (42 credit hours overall with 30 taken from UW).

University Studies Program Requirements


Students must complete the following USP requirements that are not incorporated into the requirements for this concentration:

  •          First Year Seminar (3 Credits)
  •          US/WY Constitution (3 Credits)
  •          Quantitative (3 Credits)
  •          Physical/Natural World (6 Credits)

Degree Minimum: 120 Hours


*Meets FCSC Core Elective in Human Nutrition and Food (grade of C or above required)

**Meets FCSC Core Elective in Design, Merchandising and Textiles (grade of C or above required)

*** Grade of C or above required

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