With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Children & Society. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Children & Society BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).
Foundation Courses [4 hours]
- Forum Seminar
- Child Development Course
Courses in a Strand [6-9 hours]
- 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
Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]
BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Children & Society.
3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.
BDP Certificate in Children & Society
Courses counting toward a BDP in Children & 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.