We believe that you should learn in authentic settings. Therefore, in the Childhood Studies program, you will have field experiences in community organizations that serve children and families. You will work with children in many of your courses. The culminating experience for the Childhood Studies major is an internship during senior year. All students prepare an electronic portfolio documenting their four-year journey through the major.
Bachelor of Science in Childhood Studies
The plan of study below is only a suggested sequence. Your semester schedules should be planned in consultation with your adviser.
To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all education courses is found on our Course Descriptions page. A summary of the requirements for the degree is provided on our Curricula page and in the PDF Childhood Studies Requirements.
||These courses involve field experiences in schools and/or child care settings.
||Childhood Studies majors are required to take three credits of history. HIST 201 or HIST 202 is suggested.
||Childhood Studies majors are required to take six credits of mathematics. MATH 111 and MATH 112 are suggested.
Choose one subject from among physical education, sociology, and psychology. Within the subject, take two courses, as indicted below.
- Physical education: take two of the following three courses.
- 120 credits are required for graduation.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.
If you wish to apply to this program please contact the St. Bonaventure University Admissions Office
at 1 (800) 462-5050 for admission materials.
For more information regarding childhood studies, please contactDr. Nancy Casey, Chair
Plassmann Hall B48, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778