Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Science in Early Child Care

Offered by the College of Human Sciences
Available: Online Print


To be admitted, you must already have completed at least 30 credits (applicable to graduation requirements) earning at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA). These hours must include a Human Lifespan Development course.

Following your admission to the Early Child Care program, you will complete 51 credit hours in 12 core courses and three practical through Great Plains IDEA plus any remaining credit hours required by the admitting institution for completion of a bachelor's degree. Each of your courses will be taught entirely online by the partner institutions.

The Early Child Care program is designed to ensure that you will meet the professional preparation standards endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC; 2011)

Program Overview

Minimum Hours: 120
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Early Child Care is an online undergraduate program provided by seven universities working in collaboration. This bachelor's degree program will prepare students to work in early childhood settings with young children, especially those whose family members are highly mobile. After completing the program, students will be qualified to work in a variety of programs that offer early care and education in the community and on military installations. Some of these programs are:

  • Childcare centers and homes
  • Infant/toddler and preschool programs
  • Head Start programs
  • Before and after-school programs for children ages birth to eight.

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