Family and Child Studies - 2013 University Catalog

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Chairperson: Katia Paz Goldfarb

The department of Family and Child Studies examines multiple ways of knowing families and individuals over the life course in various socio-cultural contexts. Power, diversity and social justice are analyzed through an interdisciplinary and critical approach.

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered with four concentrations: Child Life Specialist; Families, Children and School Settings; Family Services; and Gerontology.  Students are prepared to teach; work with businesses, agencies, government programs, and other institutions; and/or pursue graduate study.  Many courses are open as electives for those majoring in other fields of study.

An interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology is housed in this department.

The Master of Arts in Family and Child Studies will be accepting students for the Fall 2011 semester.

Programs of Study