Child, Youth, and Family Studies (B.A. or B.S.)

School of Social Work

The Child, Youth, and Family Studies major represents an integration of theory, research, and practice from multiple disciplines, and it is a unique blend of liberal arts and professional education. CYFS graduates may begin careers as early childhood educators, social service agency administrators, parent educators, family advocates, youth workers, social services caseworkers, early intervention/special education assistants, and services providers for community agencies serving children, youth, and families.

The major also provides a foundation of course work for students who intend to pursue graduate work in education, counseling, social work, public administration, juvenile justice, conflict resolution, or other related disciplines.

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Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
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