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Children & Society Requirements

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]

  • 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

Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]

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

Integration Essay

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.