Interested in Working with Children and Families?

Complete your Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development!

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Our Mission

The mission of the Bachelor's in Child and Family Development program is to provide an interdisciplinary and experiential education for future professionals who will contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, and global communities through careers in child and family development.

About Our Program

Our 120-credit program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in diverse human services positions. Students will take coursework in the following domains:

  • Core Courses, including Orientation, Child Development, and Intimate Relationships
  • Human Development
  • Diversity
  • Early Childhood Programming
  • Law and Policy
  • Family Life Education & Consumer Issues
  • Family Dynamics
  • Applications to Child and Family Development
  • Research Foundations
  • Internship
  • Completion of a certificate or minor

Click here to learn more information about coursework requirements.

Where are our Alumni Now?**

**Information gathered as part of the 2021 Alumni Survey

Alumni Employers

  • Catholic Charities - Help Me Grow
  • Compass Rape Crisis
  • Alta Care Group
  • Adult & Child Health
  • City of Delaware
  • YMCA of Greater Akron
  • Hower House Museum
  • Neighborhood Alliance - Lorain County
  • Wiley Companies
  • Clyde Spring School
  • Signature Health
  • ArtSparks
  • Nationwide Childrens Hospital
  • Akron JCC

Alumni Job Titles

  • Home Visitor- Early Childhood Programs
  • Violence Prevention Educator
  • Graduate Student Art Therapy Intern
  • Skills Based Specialist
  • Probation Officer
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Toddler Teacher
  • Social Service Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Public Service Assistant
  • Help Me Grow- Home Visitor
  • Production Planner
  • FCS Teacher
  • Advanced Teams Coordinator
  • Child Life Specialist

Questions about the Program?

Contact Dr. Rikki Patton, Program Coordinator