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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies, B.A.

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The Child and Family Studies program prepares students for careers in an array of human services professions across the lifespan, which include but not limited to; early childhood programs, school social work, parenting education, and family life. It provides students with purposeful theoretical and practical experiences in relevant education-based coursework paired with courses in psychology, sociology, and criminal justice studies. The program is offered in the School of Education. It will prepare candidates to work with children, adolescents, and adults in all stages of life in diverse settings, including human and social services organizations. The coursework is aligned to the National Council on Family Relations www.ncfr.org standards and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) www.education.pa requirements for School Social Worker Standards, National Association for the Education of Young Children https://www.naeyc.org, and Council of Exceptional Children https://www.cec.sped.org.

Child and Family Studies majors are inspired to customize a career path with established course requirements focused on special areas of need in the community at the local, national, and international levels. The major includes personalized field training, community service, independent research, and supervised projects.

The Major in Child and Family Studies

64 semester hours, comprising:

Optional Concentrations

It is recommended, but not required, that students select a Concentration. The coursework tracks listed below serve as recommended advising guides to help students plan career goals.

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