2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    May 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

Child & Social Development Non-Certification, B.S.

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This program is designed to meet the needs of the federal Head Start program teachers who are required to have an earned bachelor’s degree in child development, Office of School Readiness (OSR) program, or the P-K First Class program. The program is open to any qualified applicants. Students enrolled in this program can complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in child & social development (non-certification) by attending day, evening and online classes. Requirements for admission to child & social development include the following: 1) completion of 46 hours of general education courses towards the child & social development program; 2) a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) for all courses counted toward the major with no grade less than a “C”.

University Core and General Education Electives

University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Online Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.



Students must complete a minor of 18 hours from the choices below.


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