The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Chesapeake College entered into an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of Early Childhood Education students from Chesapeake College to UMES for the purpose of entering the bachelor’s degree program in Human Ecology - Child Development.
Students enrolled in Chesapeake College Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science Program (AAS) can transfer to UMES for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology - Child Development, following completion of the AAS program. A maximum of 60 credits of successful community college study can be transferred to UMES.
Human Ecology students are required to maintain a “C” in each course in the Human Ecology Major Core requirements, Program Foundation Knowledge, Program Electives, and a “C” average in General Education and Supportive Course Requirements. Individual concentration areas may choose specific courses to fulfill General Education requirements. Students transferring into the department from another department or institution must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
All Human Ecology students are required to complete an out of class practical experience which can be in a form of an Internship, practicum, or research project. Each concentration has specific requirements for this out-of-classroom practical experience so students should consult with their advisors for details about this aspect of their academic preparation.
Students transferring from Chesapeake College to complete a B.S. in Human Ecology with a concentration in Child Development will transfer credits per the UMES-CC Articulation Agreement. Please refer to the Curriculum Guide section for details.
Potential employment opportunities include private childcare facilities, hospital and clinic settings, recreation programs, health and social service agencies, and businesses. Students choosing this option can broaden their career possibilities by completing courses in cognate areas such as business, recreation, or nutrition that complement the training in Child Development. In addition, successful completion of the Child Development program provides excellent preparation for graduate studies.