A Bachelor of Science in Child Development prepares you for many professional roles focused on serving needs of children and their families.
- Early child care teachers or administrators in public or private agencies
- Parent educators who help parents develop and improve childrearing skills
- Early childhood interventionists (ECI)
- Work with child services, foster care and adoption
Numerous other career fields also require the knowledge and skills you’ll develop through this program.
Pre-OT or Pre-PT Tracks
Students can also choose the pre-occupational therapy (OT) track or pre-physical therapy (PT) track within child development. These degree options provide the pre-requisite coursework to enable students to apply for graduate programs in OT or PT.
Note: The undergraduate pre-OT and pre-PT tracks do not provide graduate-level coursework in occupational therapy or physical therapy. On the pre-OT or pre-PT track, students will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Child Development.
Child Life Emphasis
A BS in Child Development - Child Life Emphasis prepares students to become a child life specialist working with children and their families in healthcare and community settings. Not only is our undergraduate child development - child life emphasis degree endorsed by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) meeting the ACLP’s academic requirements for certification, but Texas Woman's University is 1 of just 8 nationwide ACLP endorsed undergraduate programs and the ONLY ACLP-endorsed undergraduate program in the state of Texas.
*Meets the National Council on Family Relations standards and criteria for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.
How to Apply
- First, apply to TWU via ApplyTexas.org and choose Child Development as your major. You can check your status through the Office of Admissions Processing.
- Participate in undergraduate orientation. This is mandatory for all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 30 credit hours.
When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.
Check out the links below for specific admissions information:
- How to apply
- Freshman Student Admissions
- Transfer Student Admissions
- International Student Admissions
- Other Types of Undergraduate Admissions
Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.
Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076
Online Completion Transfer Option
We work closely with multiple community colleges around the state. We offer an online completion option to allow transfer students to remain in their communities while completing a bachelor’s degree remotely.
For more information about this option, please contact our undergraduate advisor Renee Blanchard, PhD, at email@example.com or call (940) 898-2692.
Renee Blanchard, PhD
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