2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024

Human Ecology - Child Development Program with Chesapeake College, B.S.

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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.

Departmental Requirements

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Select two courses from any of the courses in Disciplines A - D.

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Discipline A: Social Sciences

Discipline B: Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .
2Honor students should take honors courses.

Supportive Requirements: Credits 3

Free Electives: Credits 9

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