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Family and Child Studies

Family and Child Studies

Family and Child Studies

Family & Child Studies


Sociology with a concentration in Family & Child Studies prepares you for a career that improves the quality of life for children and families.  We teach you how to guide the lives of children and youth, get involved in elder care, or solve crises affecting families.  Our program teaches you to be a professional who promotes the well-being of families in your community.  Major courses cover: Adolescents in the Family, Adult Development and Aging, Parenting, Ethics in Family Services, Family Crises & Coping Skills, family Law & Public Policy, family Life Education Methods, Marriage & Family Relations, Family Sexuality, Family Resource Management, Social Problems, Sociology of the Family & Community.

Many State, Non-profit, Volunteer, Private and Faith-based agencies hire graduates as case workers, case managers, family advocates, group counselors, home visitors, parent educators, and program directors to work in community-based services for children, youth, the elderly and disabled, and families as a whole. We are also a CFLE-approved academic program through the National Council for Family Relations (NCFR) and graduates can apply for provisional or full certification through the Abbreviated Application Process.