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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Child Development Major (A.A.S.)

Major code AA1106

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477

Frans Doppen, contact person

Program Overview

Prepares students to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It includes basic child development knowledge and knowledge of child guidance and management and  curriculum development for young children.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Prepares students to work in center based preschools such as Head Start.

AA1106 Child Development & ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education 

If your major is AA1106 Child Development, your academic advisor may sign a permission slip to enroll you in a course that is required for AA1106 and has the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy.

If you major code is ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education, your academic advisor may NOT sign a permission slip for courses that have the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy. You must first have been admitted to Teacher Candidacy.

If your major code is AA1106 Child Development and ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education, i.e.  you have been simultaneously admitted to both programs, and you seek to enroll in coursework that has the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy, you must meet the enrollment criteria of BOTH programs.