School of Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers an undergraduate program leading to a BS in either:

  • Early Childhood Development and Education (2Plus), U543
  • Early Care and Education Online (2Plus), U544

The 2-Plus program is designed for students who have a two-year Associates degree from a participating North Carolina Community College. The mission of the 2-Plus program is to help community college graduates transfer to UNCG with advanced standing and pursue specific UNCG majors.  See the Articulation Agreement (PDF) for details about the program.

Programs of study in the department are interdisciplinary, requiring a synthesis of knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences, early childhood general education, and early childhood special education.

Admission into this program is for Fall and Spring semesters only. Application deadlines are July 15 (for Fall semester admissions) and December 1 (for Spring semester admissions). Students must accept their admissions offers by July 21 (for Fall semester admissions) and December 21 (for Spring semester admissions).

The HDFS online program is part of the 2-Plus program at UNCG.