Baylor University

Family and Consumer Sciences
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Child and Family Studies program at Baylor University focuses on a contextual understanding of families and individuals in a diverse and ever-changing world. Students acquire broad knowledge in the study of individuals, families, and relationships. Child and Family Studies students go beyond the classroom to get hands-on experience. They practice application of knowledge, developing skills that will maximize their efforts in their work with individuals and families. Students have opportunities to work with children at Baylor's Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development, shadow professionals in the field, complete Child and Family related service in a variety of agencies/organizations, and are required to successfully complete a practicum experience in an agency/organization in their area of interest. Baylor Child and Family Studies students select a specific area (Child Development, Child Life, or Family Studies) as the focus of their studies, while also taking a wide range of courses to better prepare them as professionals who will work with individuals and families. Completion of a Family and Consumer Sciences degree in the Child and Family Studies program leads to careers involving children, adults, and families in communities, government, and business. 

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Rinn Cloud (Chair)
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

One Bear Place
#97346
Waco, TX 76798
United States

Phone Number
254-710-3626
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child & Family Studies
  • General Family & Consumer Sciences
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Undergrad Comments

The Child and Family Studies program at Baylor University focuses on the development of families and individuals as they continue to grow and change. Students in this major of study benefit by optimizing their life as individuals, parents, and community leaders. They do this by acquiring a broad knowledge in the study of individuals, families, and relationships, and become better able to understand and work with today's families as they change and diversify. This leads to careers involving children and families in communities, government, and business.Students in General Family and Consumer Sciences receive a broad education in all areas of family and consumer sciences. Upon graduation, students are prepared to teach in middle and high school programs or work with individuals and families in a variety of settings.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
January, 2011
CFLE Contact
Nicole McAninch
CFLE Contact Email