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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

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Child and Family Studies (BIS)

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The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students to combine three areas of study to create a unique major that matches their interests. An emphasis in child and family studies provides you with knowledge of family relations and child growth and development.

  • Grade Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.00 or C in courses used toward the emphasis. Students will receive the final grade they have earned in each course. If a grade in a Child & Family Studies 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 Family Studies or Early Childhood Committee, as appropriate, to graduate with the lower grade.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours from Child and Family Studies to include 6 hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives. Two courses (6 credits) must be upper division (3000 level or above).
  • Program Code: 5054
  • CIPC: 190704
All Child and Family Studies courses must have been taken within the last 10 years to count towards major/minor requirements.


BIS students are encouraged to first meet with the BIS program and then seek advisement with the CHF Academic Advisor.

Required Courses (6 credit hours)


* If taken for Social Science general education credit, CHF course (3 credits) must be added.

Electives (minimum 12 credit hours)

Elective courses to be determined in conference with a department advisor.

  • At least six credit hours must be upper-division (courses numbered 3000 and higher).

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