Child Advocacy and Policy Major (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements39
Free Electives36-30
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Courses
CHAD 100Introduction to Child Advocacy3
CHAD 200Ecological Systems of the Developing Child3
CHAD 201Literacy in Child Advocacy and Policy3
CHAD 202Cultural Competencies in Child Welfare3
CHAD 210Child Abuse and Neglect3
CHAD 212Children and Justice3
CHAD 300Forensic Interviewing of Children3
CHAD 302Public Child Welfare3
CHAD 310Child Welfare Research and Evaluation3
CHAD 330Problems of Childhood: Advocacy and Intervention3
CHAD 420Practicum in Child Advocacy3
CHAD 470Senior Seminar in Child Advocacy3
Select one of the following:3
Children and the Law
Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy
Perspectives on Law
Legal Research
Introduction to Public Administration
State and Local Government
Public Personnel Administration
Total Credits39

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar  
GNED 199 New Student Seminar 1
WRIT 105 College Writing I 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication  
CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
CHAD 100 Introduction to Child Advocacy 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature  
WRIT 106 College Writing II 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
CHAD 201 Literacy in Child Advocacy and Policy 3
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
World Language I 3
CHAD 200 Ecological Systems of the Developing Child 3
CHAD 210 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
World Language II 3
World Cultures 3
CHAD 202 Cultural Competencies in Child Welfare 3
Free Elective 3
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
CHAD 212 Children and Justice 3
CHAD 300 Forensic Interviewing of Children 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
CHAD 302 Public Child Welfare 3
CHAD 330 Problems of Childhood: Advocacy and Intervention 3
CHAD Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Fourth Year
CHAD 310 Child Welfare Research and Evaluation 3
CHAD 420 Practicum in Child Advocacy 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
CHAD 470 Senior Seminar in Child Advocacy 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Credits120