B.S. in University Studies with a concentration in Child Professional Services
The University Studies degree is a flexible 120-hour program that enables a student to combine a prescribed concentration, two minors, the core curriculum and electives to create a comprehensive degree that aligns with their individual professional interest. This program is heavily student centered. It is essential the student has a clear understanding of their professional or further educational interests and the selected plan of study positions them for success.
A concentration in Child Professional Services does not allow students to seek teacher certification; however, it prepares individuals to work with children in various organizations, which support youth development. Students may fulfill practicum requirements by working with the Youth Adventure Program.
As a means of preparing graduates for careers in civic, social or religious organizations; hospitals or non-profit organizations; or family and community services, this concentration offers study in upper level education courses that provide a strong foundation in:
- Child and adolescent development,
- Instructional methods,
- Educational psychology,
- Human resource development,
- Sociology, and/or
- Creative Studies.
Freshman, change of major and transfer students should follow all Texas A&M University and department admissions policies. View the Undergraduate Admissions page for full information.
Students must apply and be admitted into the upper level Teacher Education program before beginning the certification program.
Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
Degree: Bachelor of Science, University Studies
Program Delivery: Traditional
Program Hours: 120
Creative Studies Minor
The Creative Studies minor provides knowledge and strategies to help you think more creatively within the area of your future profession. Everyone has the ability to think more creatively. Our job is to help you develop and grow your creative ability. Creativity changes the way you think about personal and professional situations.
Complete the Application, obtain a signature from Dr. Joyce Juntune (704 Harrington) or Christy Porter (115B Heaton Hall). Once signed, submit the application to your academic advisor, who will approve the minor and add it to your student account. Students applying for a minor in Creative Studies must have an overall GPR of 2.0 or better.
The Creative Studies minor is 15 credit hours, consisting of six hours of required coursework and nine hours of additional courses, to be chosen by the student. Students must have a C grade or above in all Creative Studies courses to qualify for graduation with the minor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the typical program costs?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator
Please note, you must update the program hours.
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.