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Bachelor of Science in Child, Family & Community Studies

The B.S. in Child, Family & Community Studies prepares students to make a difference with and for youth and families. Students will learn what it takes to be a civic leader, a culturally competent and socially aware educator, and an advocate for youth and families in need.

By linking the theory and practice of working across the spectrum of social and human services – from child care services to PreK-12 schools to community development organizations – this major provides students with an opportunity to make an impact for the public good in a wide variety of career fields. 

The B.S. in Child, Family & Community Studies program accommodates students who have completed an associate’s degree (or the equivalent of 61 - 68 credits) and are interested in a career in, but not limited to, education, early childhood, and family services. 

The Bachelor’s Degree Completion program offers:

  • Full-time with students completing their bachelor’s degree in 24 months
  • Part-time to provide students additional time and flexibility 

Concentrations

  • Early Childhood Administration
    The Early Childhood Administration concentration prepares students to work in and be leaders of child care and early childhood settings.  This is a non-licensure program that emphasizes organizational leadership issues as well as curricular and instructional practices in the early childhood field. 
  • Family and Community Engagement
    The Family & Community Engagement concentration broadly prepares students across the areas of human and social services in a variety of career fields.  This is a non-licensure program ideal for already- licensed practitioners and for those looking to expand their professional development and range of expertise. 
  • Licensure: Early Childhood PreK-2
    The Early Childhood Education concentration prepares students to become licensed teachers in PreK-2 classrooms through a broad set of courses spanning child, family and community issues and topics.
  • Licensure: Elementary Education (Grds 1-6)/Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
    The Elementary concentration prepares students to become licensed teachers in first through eighth grade classrooms with a dual license in Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities.

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