Child and Family Studies Concentration

Offered in: Chicago | Schaumburg

The Concentration in Child and Family Studies allows undergraduates to learn about child development from an interdisciplinary perspective, and addresses areas such as parenting, schooling, and the place of children and families in society.

Requirements

Four courses (12 credit hours) are required to earn a Concentration in Child and Family Studies. Students choose three electives from the list below; at least one of these must be at the 300 level. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this concentration, students must choose at least one elective in an area/department outside of their major.

Only one elective class can be transferred from another institution. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses in the concentration.

The fourth course is the capstone class (PSYC 398 FIELD PLACEMENT WITH CHILDREN) in which students complete a 72 hour service-learning placement in an organized setting that caters to children and families, e.g., school classrooms, child care facilities, after-school YMCA programs, pediatric health care settings. Early enrollment and instructor approval are required for this capstone class.

Required course3
FIELD PLACEMENT WITH CHILDREN
Choose three courses from the following:9
JUVENILE JUSTICE
CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
EDUC 202CHILD DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING, AND MOTIVATION3
or PSYC 254 CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AS A CULTURAL PROCESS
CHILD ABUSE/FAMILY VIOLENCE
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
CHILDREN, PSYCHOLOGY, & LAW
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
THE FAMILY
Total Credit Hours15