Child Development and Family Studies (B.S.)
The child development and family studies major at University of North Texas at Dallas provides an interdisciplinary degree through the university's School Of Human Services and Education.
The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill set to become practitioners in the area of children and to examine how families function systemically. A child development and family studies degree from the University of North Texas at Dallas provides students an affordable path to gain the knowledge and skills for a successful career working with children and families.
The child development component of our degree program is distinctive in that it emphasizes the development of young children from infancy to 8 years old. Our program also highlights human development across the lifespan, which includes the cognitive, emotional, physical and social domains from the prenatal period through older adulthood. The family studies component offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the well-being of the family by addressing challenges over the lifespan, and exploring the dynamics between people within their families as well as those between families, their communities and the greater world.