Jun 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood and Family Studies Management (BS)

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Federal CIP: 19.0701 Human Development and Family Studies, General

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Family Studies Management integrates program content and learning outcomes from both the Business Administration and Early Childhood and Family Studies degree programs to provide comprehensive training to students who plan to work in a variety of areas serving children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. This program provides a strong foundation that blends the theory and practice of early childhood development with business concepts to prepare students with the knowledge and practical business skills for administrative and leadership roles. It also builds skills for advocacy for children and families. This program provides students with more comprehensive undergraduate training across multiple academic disciplines including early childhood, family studies, social sciences, and business.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate young children’s characteristics, needs, and the multiple influences on development and learning.
  • Distinguish family and community characteristics and support them through respectful and reciprocal relationships.
  • Apply goals, benefits and uses of assessment and practice responsible assessment.
  • Uphold ethical standards and professional guidelines and engage in informed advocacy for young children, families, and seniors.
  • Reflect on the impact of corporate social responsibility for business and society.
  • Demonstrate a clear perception of business ethics based on Christian principles and apply leadership skills that reflect Christian servant leadership principles.
  • Become effective in both oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate leadership in effective collaboration, interacting and contributing as a team member to meet stated goals.
  • Exercise the ability to articulate the impact of corporate social responsibility for business and society.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems using various analytical tools and technology.

Early Childhood and Family Studies Management Requirements


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Primary Area of Study Requirements 27 hrs.

Secondary Area of Study Requirements 18 hrs.

Electives 31-35 hrs.


Total: 120 hrs.

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