Undergraduate major in Child & Family Development

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Advantages of majoring in Child & Family Development

One of the problems many college graduates face is a lack of on-the-job training. Because they are required to complete a community internship in the Child and Family Development programs, our majors have work experience built into their degree program.

It is also possible, with careful use of elective credits, for students to leave the university not only with a degree in their major, but also with additional credentials, such as minors and certificates.

Some of the occupational areas in which our graduates have found employment are:

  • Family Services
  • Information and Referral Agencies
  • City and County Social Services
  • Children's Services
  • Drug & Alcohol programs
  • Crisis Centers
  • Marriage Enrichment Programs
  • Single Parent Programs
  • Childcare Programs
  • Children's Museums
  • Adult/Elderly care
  • Outreach programs
  • Intervention programs
  • Educational settings
  • Parent education
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Teen parent programs
  • Advocacy programs
  • Head Start programs
  • Children's public television

Students considering a degree in either Child or Family Development should contact one of our faculty members to learn about the many options in these majors.

The academic program agreement below details the coursework necessary for a degree in either Child Development or Family Development.