Minor in Child and Family Development

The Minor in Child and Family Development provides opportunities for students to develop an overview of early learning and development, an understanding of early childhood issues, and insights into the role of families, as well as the role of child care in out-of-home experiences. 

Admission Requirements
In order to declare the Minor, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.  Students who declare the Minor in Child and Family Development are required to complete six courses (18 credit hours total).

Some of the required courses have prerequisites, so students should declare the Minor in Child and Family Development as early as possible to plan their schedule.  Students declaring the Minor as sophomores and juniors can usually complete the degree on schedule.  Students interested in the Minor should begin taking classes as early as possible after declaration.

Grade Requirements
Students who declare the Minor in Child and Family Development are required to complete the six required courses and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 overall and in the Minor.  A minimum grade of a ā€œCā€ or above in the courses is required.

To see a program planning sheet, refer to the link on the left-hand side of this page.  For more information, please contact Ms. Jamie Brown (Child and Family Development Undergraduate Minor Program Director) at 704-687-5920 or j.brown@uncc.edu.  Students interested in the CHFD Minor should make an appointment with Ms. Brown using Starfish.  Search using My Success Network.  Appointment times are added weekly during the Fall and Spring Semesters only.  For advising during the summer semester, please contact the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) at 704-687-8725.