For All ECFS Majors:
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
Office of Financial Aid

For On-Campus Students Only: 

On-Campus Student Handbook

For Online Students Only:
Online Degree Checklist
Online Student Handbook

Degree Requirements

To complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) at the University of Washington (UW), you will need to complete the ECFS major requirements for your intended pathway in the major, the UW general education requirements, and the UW's graduation requirements. You can use these checklists to keep track of your progress.


Please ask your adviser if you have any questions!


The Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) major requires 20 credits of electives.  These electives are multidisciplinary across a range of categories that include courses offered in the College of Education, as well as other colleges and departments across the univerisity. 

On-Campus Students: Please use the list below to choose courses that meet elective requirements. You may have taken other courses through previous study that will fulfill elective requirements. Please speak with your adviser if you believe you meet these requirements.

Online Students: Electives will be offered as part of the ECFS online program in areas related to teaching and learning. While taking these courses is preferred, you may also fill elective requirements with previous coursework. Please speak to your adviser if you believe that one or more of your prior courses meets these requirements.

This list is updated periodically - ECFS Electives List