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Children and Society Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Children and Society. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Children and Society BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [4 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Child Development Course

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Courses in a Strand [6-9 hours]

  • Adolescence
  • Children and the Family
  • Children and Health
  • Children and Public Policy
  • Children, Media, and the Arts
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Education, Language, and Literacy
  • Intervention and Vulnerable Children

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Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]

BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Children and Society.

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Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

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BDP Certificate in Children and Society

Courses counting toward a BDP in Children and Society may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.