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Early Childhood (AAS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Before beginning this program, a student must see the department advisor in McKay Education Building Room 248 (801-626-6411).
  • Grade Requirements: A cumulative GPA of 2.50 and a grade of B- or better in required major courses. Students will receive the final grade they have earned in each course. If a grade in a major course does not meet the minimum requirement for graduation, the student may retake the course once. In special circumstances, by the judgment of the department chair, the student may petition to the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Education Committee, as appropriate, to graduate with the lower grade.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 63 credit hours is required for graduation; 28 of these are required within the major.
  • Program Code: 5000AAS
  • CIPC: 190706


Students must follow the Department of Child and Family Studies Advisement procedures. Contact the department advisor located in the McKay Education Building, Room 248 (801-626-6411).  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Program of Study (Major/Minor) Declaration ). Sign a Program of Study Contract with the Department of Child and Family Studies. Contact the department advisor, 801-626-6411.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Associate of Applied Science requirements. CHF 1500  will fulfill both a major and general education requirement and is prerequisite to most Child and Family Studies Department major courses.

Major Course Requirements for AAS Degree


* Should be taken in the last semester of the program.

Electives (minimum 18 credit hours)

Select 18 additional credit hours with the approval of an advisor. Seek additional depth in Child and Family Studies and also select courses from across campus to enhance teaching competency in the areas of Art, Science, Literature, Music, Health & First Aid, etc.


Advisors will suggest specific appropriate courses. Students should work closely with an advisor if they are planning to go on for a future Early Childhood baccalaureate or a teaching certificate.

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