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Professional Child Development

About the Program

The professional child development option of the family and consumer sciences bachelor’s degree program has been in existence since 2000. Place-bound students with associate’s degrees in child development or early childhood education can now complete their courses of study by earning University of Wyoming bachelor’s degrees through distance education.

The degree is available online for those students who have an existing associate of arts or associate of science degree in child development, early childhood education, or a related field from an accredited institution. The coursework and field experiences are identical to those on campus.

For students who don't have a degree in a closely related field, they can still apply if they have an existing associate's degree (A.A./A.S., NOT A.A.S.) and the following courses:

  • College-level lab science
  • EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • SOC 1000 Sociological Principles
  • PSYC 1000 General Psychology
  • College-level math course 1000-level or above (MATH 1000 Problem Solving or MATH 1400 College Algebra)
  • Freshman composition course (ENGL 1010)

The program has the strong support of Head Start programs in a six-state western region. It meets the needs of those teachers of young children who are currently employed and want to further their professional career goals.

Click here for more information about the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Delivery Method:


Web-based courses

Tuition and Fees:


Undergraduate tuition per credit hour + fees, textbooks, and packets

General Program Information:

Dianne Barden
Coordinator of Distance Degree Programs
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Agriculture
Dept. 3354
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
(970) 420-1840

Don't have an associate's degree? Contact Casper College for a distance program that seamlessly transfers to the distance bachelor's degree at the University of Wyoming.

Kerri Mahlum
Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 268-2430

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