Family and Community Services (B.S.)

Department of Human Development & Family Science

Do you want a rewarding career in which you make a difference in the lives of people of all ages and their families? Do you have a passion for volunteering and community service?

The bachelor's degree in family and community services at East Carolina University is designed to provide you a strong foundation in research, theory, and practice in child development and family relations, while allowing you the flexibility to personalize the program to fit your career goals. Beyond the classroom, students have the opportunity to gain real-life experiences through community-service projects, service-learning, and a capstone internship experience.

A bachelor's degree in family and community services provides a solid foundation for an advanced degree in areas like marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, counseling programs, or child development and family relations.

CFLE Approved
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies