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The Infant and Child Development program is designed to equip teachers of young children with the fundamental views and skills needed to effectively nurture the development of young minds.

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Infant & Child Development Program Brochure (PDF/769.22 KB)

Infant and Child Development is the study of young children from conception to adulthood. The program focuses primarily on the crucial early childhood years, a very special age span in human development. Courses offered will aid students in developing a personal philosophy on how children learn and why they behave as they do.

Undergraduate Major

Bachelor of Science with a major in infant and child development.

Career Opportunities

  • Child Care Teacher
  • Child Development Researcher
  • Child/Family Therapist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educator (Elementary, Secondary and University level)

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.


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Francine H. Hollis, PhD, CFS

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