This major prepares you to address real-world problems in communities across the globe. Through innovative research and outreach programs, you can improve the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and families. You’ll also help faculty in research projects, practicums, and internships.
You can choose between two concentrations:
Child and Adolescent Development explores the development of children and adolescents. This includes emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development. You'll learn how biology and society influence the health and well-being of children and youth.
Family Studies teaches you how families and romantic partnerships function, develop, and change in response to the challenges of modern life. You'll learn the latest research and theories on dating, marriage, divorce, diverse families, and resilience.
88% employed or continuing education
48% employed after graduation
40% attending graduate school
$36,396 average starting annual income
Sample employer destinations: Center for Behavior Intervention, Signature Consultants, Westside Children's Therapy View All
Sample grad school destinations: Boston University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis View All
3.9 years to degree
92% freshman retention rate
80% four-year graduation rate
89% six-year graduation rate