Why should I major in Child Development?
Working with children is a wonderful career. You can truly make a difference in tomorrow by working with children today. If you're interested in working with children or understanding more about children and their families, then a major in family and child studies - child development is for you.
While studying child development, you'll work professionally with programs, agencies, or organizations that provide services to children and their families. You'll learn to deal effectively with the issues and problems confronting today's families and children. After graduation you can choose to work directly with infants, young children, youth, teens, or developmentally-delayed adults.
The Family and Child Studies Department offers a bachelor's of science degree in child development as well as a minor in family studies and a minor in nutrition. The family studies minor and the nutrition minor are open to both majors and non-majors.
The Department of Family and Child Studies offers:
The heart of the Family and Child Studies' bilingual undergraduate program is preparing our deaf and hard-of-hearing FCS majors to work effectively with young children in group settings. Using critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills in American Sign Language and English, our graduates apply developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs that support the strengths and needs of young children and their families.