DSCN0004Child Development is offered as a major or minor on the BA/BS degree. The Child Development Major is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with the opportunity to participate in courses from nine departments on campus.  A Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 45 hours, Bachelor of Arts requires 36 minimum course hours, and a minor requires 18 minimum course hours. Child Development majors are required to have a minor or a double major.

The Child Development Major at TCU is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation, as well as those who plan to attend graduate school. Many of our students pursue graduate degrees in counseling, speech and language pathology, psychology, public health, occupational therapy, and education. Our students are employed in places such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Catholic Charities, Child Protective Services, and ACH Child and Family Services.

Students interested in becoming Child Development majors must apply to the program. In order to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Sophomore Standing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Clear Criminal Background Check
  • Completed Application
  • Have completed or currently enrolled in a CHDV course


Fall deadline: Sept. 1

Spring deadline: Feb. 1