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  • Program Type
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Gain the professional and personal skills you need to positively impact the lives of children and families.

What You'll Learn

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In child development studies, you’ll develop an essential understanding of human and child development. You’ll work closely with an advisor to create an interdisciplinary course of study suitable for your personal and professional goals that complements our core set of early childhood and development courses. The program pairs well with majors and minors in liberal arts, business, behavioral sciences, and health-related fields.

Learn How to Collaborate Effectively

You’ll cultivate the knowledge and skills to collaborate with a variety of different agencies to support the development of a child.

Strengthen Critical Thinking and Communication Skills

You’ll think critically about and clearly communicate critical components of child development and child development studies.

Grow Professionally and Personally

Gain skills for both professional and personal growth in a curriculum firmly grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Careers & Outcomes

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Child development studies prepares students for a variety of career paths — from education and pre-school childcare to graduate study. Because the major can be tailored to your interests and professional goals, your child development studies degree is an asset for entering and advancing in a wide variety of fields.

Career Paths

  • Educator
  • Childcare Provider
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Family Services Provider  

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