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B.S. in Family and Child Development

Residential Program in Family and Child Development

Support families and individuals by developing the values and skills you’ll need to be an advocate for your clients. Learn how to strengthen the function of the family from a biblical perspective.

With Liberty’s Family & Child Development B.S. degree, you’ll gain an understanding of human development and family studies that will help you become a leader in your field.

Opportunities include:

  • Observation hours at local preschools
  • Virtual observation of a support group
  • Local field trips
  • Hands-on classroom experience
  • Theories
  • Guest speakers from child and family-focused professions – ministry, special needs, foster care & adoption services, preschool, mental and behavioral health services, community non-profits, public policy.
  • Capstone course where you will develop a professional portfolio and research with the biblical worldview
  • Internship related to family and child development
  • Gain networking and service opportunities in the Family & Child Development Association

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This degree is offered through the Department of Family & Consumer Science.

Academic Information – B.S. in Family & Child Development

Credit Hours

120 hours

Program of Study

Family & Child Development (B.S.)

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Family and Child Development Courses You Could Take

  • Development of Contemporary Families (FACS 205)
  • Early Childhood Education (FACS 260)
  • Therapy and Theory of Play in Early Childhood (FACS 361)
  • Administration of Family and Child Life Programs (FACS 365)
  • Parenting (FACS 370)
  • Families Under Stress (FACS 475)

Start Your Career in Family & Child Development

Career Opportunities for Family & Child Development Degree Graduates

  • Child Advocate
  • Pregnancy Centers
  • Group Homes
  • Family Preservation
  • Adult Care
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Case Worker
  • Child Life Specialist
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