Do you like working with children and their families? Do you want to improve the quality of life for children and families? If so, then the family and child development program is the one for you!
Family and Child Development graduates are uniquely qualified for careers helping others, contributing to society, and making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Specifically, students will gain knowledge related to development across the lifespan, family relationships, family interaction, family and cultural diversity, family policy, program administration, guidance, and developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for young children.
Family and Child Development majors prepare for many types of careers working with children and families. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students focus on human development and family relationships across the lifespan.
Students have the opportunity to participate at the Child Development Center, which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This facility serves as a research and teaching practicum site for students interested in working in programs for young children and their families.
Career opportunities for graduates include positions as teachers, administrators, or specialists in private or government funded child development programs, community agencies, extension service, youth organizations, after-school care, or programs that serve the elderly.