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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.
Undergraduate tuition per credit hour + fees, textbooks, and packets
Dianne BardenCoordinator of Distance Degree ProgramsDepartment of Family & Consumer SciencesCollege of AgricultureDept. 33541000 E. University AvenueLaramie, WY 82071(970) 420-1840e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Program Information:
Kerri MahlumCasper College125 College DriveCasper, WY 82601(307) 268-2430e-mail: email@example.com
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.