Child Development & Family Relations
       BS in Family and Community Services - Early Intervention/Child Development
The family and community services (FCS) major prepares students to work with individuals and families across the lifespan. Family and community services professionals provide assistance and educational opportunities to families, both directly and indirectly, in a wide variety of early childhood settings. Within FCS, students have the opportunity to choose one of two tracks: family studies or early intervention/child development, which allow students to personalize the curriculum to better meet their career goals. The core curriculum is the same for students in each track. Students who are interested in working with infant, toddlers, and preschool children in a variety of early childhood programs should choose the early intervention/child development option. After completing the degree requirements, students may apply for the North Carolina Infant, Toddler, Family Associate Certificate. This is applied for through the Early Intervention Board at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
**Please note that this is a recommended sequence. Check catalog for prerequisites. Course availability may vary from semester to semester.
 
  • Freshman Year
  • Sophomore Year
  • Junior Year
  • Senior Year
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
ENGL 1100
3
ENGL 1200
3
 
Math (Foundation)
3
Science with Lab
3, 1
 
CDFR 1103
3
HLTH 1000
2
 
Humanities/Fine Arts
3
CDFR 2000
3
 
PSYC 1000
3
Social Science
3
 
EXSS 1000
1
 
 
Total
15
Total
16
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
CDFR 2124
2
CDFR 3306
3
 
CDFR 2280
3
COMM 2020 or 2410 or 2420
3
 
CDFR 3150
3
CDFR 3321
3
 
Science
4
Social Science
3,3
 
Minor or Structured Elective
3
 
 
Total
15
Total
15
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
CDFR 3002
3
CDFR 4000
3
 
CDFR 4121 or CDFR 4122
3
CDFR 3290
3
 
CDFR 4200
3
Minor or Concentration
6
 
Minor or Structured Elective
3
CDFR 4406
3
 
Humanities or Fine Arts
3,1
CDFR 4300
3
 
 
Total
16
Total
18
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
CDFR 4366
3
CDFR 4002
9
 
CDFR 4303
3
Minor or Concentration
3,3
 
Minor or Concentration
3,3
 
CDFR 4408
3
 
CDFR 4410
1
         
 
Total
16
Total
15
 

 
Admission Requirements:
Students can declare this major their freshman year.
 
Click here to apply to East Carolina University. Admission to East Carolina University does not guarantee admissions into your desired program of study.
 
Other Requirements:
  • A FCS major must achieve and maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain in program.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of C or better in all CDFR courses required for the major.
  • A 310 hour internship within a community or early childhood setting is completed during the last semester of your program.
 
 

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CDFR@ecu.edu or 252-328-6908.
 
     
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