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Child Development Minor

  • Grade Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.00 or C in courses used toward the minor.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 18 credit hours, of which at least 6 must be upper division courses (courses numbered 3000 and above).  Students will receive the final grade they have earned in each course. If a grade in a minor 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.
  • Program Code: 5001
  • CIPC: 190706

Students enrolling in CHF 2600 , CHF 2610  and CHF 2620  will be working with families and children; the State of Utah requires a background check and clearance. Applicants must be fingerprinted and complete a background check before being fully accepted into the program. A handout available from the department secretary explains the procedure and nominal expenses. If the background check reveals misconduct, you will not be allowed to enroll in these courses or any others which include field experience, practica or student teaching. Background checks require up to eight weeks and should be completed, or in progress, prior to enrolling in CHF 2600 , CHF 2610  and CHF 2620 . See the department secretary for further details.

Course Requirements for Minor

Electives (6 credit hours)

Select at least two courses from the following


* Taken concurrently

For students using the Child Development minor with a Family Studies degree, the required courses will change. Students must have 18 credits beyond their major for a minor in Child Development. See the department advisor located in the McKay Education Building, Room 248 (801-626-6411).