Our Child & Family Studies major prepares you for a career helping children, adolescents, and their families. With broad-based interdisciplinary coursework and field experiences in a variety of settings, you will gain a thorough understanding of human development and of the social context which surrounds it. Major courses focus on learning, developmental differences, and social and cultural factors that influence human development.
- Internships with the Muskingum University Center for Child Development and with government agencies such as Health Departments, Job and Family Services, and Children Services
- Hands-on research in your area of interest: our students have chosen topics such as parental understanding of quality child care, the sandwich generation, LGBT in the aging community, and healthy relationships between parents and young adults.
- Acquire vital leadership and administrative skills including staff development and team building, financial management, establishing and assessing standards of care, and creating and implementing agency policies and procedures.
- Participate in networking events, workshops, seminars, and conferences presented by key professional organizations in your field.
- You will enter the workforce with the capabilities social service agencies expect from professional staff members.
- Our alumni go on to graduate school to study counseling and social work, among other areas.
Our graduates find employment in:
- Head Start and Help Me Grow agencies
- Public and private agencies focused on Children Services and Job and Family Services
- Public and private pre-schools
- Camps serving children with illnesses or special needs
- Counseling services for adolescents and adults.