Child, Family and Community Studies Concentration

The Child, Family and Community Studies interdisciplinary concentration is available exclusively to students pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (or College of Education students pursuing Liberal Studies). The concentration helps prepare students to work in educational or human services settings (including child & family support, community outreach, mental health and learning environments). Through the concentration students learn about human development, social impacts on the family, mediating problems in the community, through a social justice framework.

Child, Family and Community Studies

18 Credits Required, including:

Select 12 Credits from:

  • EDU 110 - Experiencing the Arts or IDS 110 - Experiencing the Arts
  • EDU 316 - Child Development for Educators
  • EDU 414 - Applications of Child Development
  • PCH 356 - Maternal and Child Health
  • PSY 210 - Infant and Child Development
  • PSY 318 - Emotional and Social Development
  • PSY 320 - Abnormal Child Psychology
  • PSY 370 - Educational Psychology
  • REC 202 - Materials and Methods Birth to Five
  • REC 307 - Disabilities in Society
  • REC 403 - Mediating Problems in Community Settings
  • SHE 203 - School Health
  • SOC 265 - Self and Society
  • SOC 320 - Sociology of the Children
  • SOC 322 - Sociology of the Family

Some courses may have specific prerequisite courses (e.g. PSY 100, SOC 100) that students pursuing Child, Family and Community Studies must meet in order to take the course.

Careers Related to Child, Family & Community Studies

Students completing the Child, Family and Community Studies concentration as part of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program go on to pursue the following careers or graduate programs:

  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community Activist
  • Educational Aid/Assistant
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Masters in Counseling
  • Masters in Social Work
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Paraprofessional
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Social Services