Overview of Undergraduate Program

Upon completion of their degree, students enrolled in the Department will obtain a bachelor's degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies. This undergraduate major has six options.

  • Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society - is an online undergraduate program provided by seven universities working in collaboration. This bachelor's degree program will prepare you to work in early childhood settings with young children, especially those whose family members are highly mobile. When you complete the program you will be qualified to work in a variety of programs that offer early care and education in the community and on military installations.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education - This program meets the requirements for the Nebraska Secondary Teaching Certificate and endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences, grades 6-12.
  • Family Science is a comprehensive program grounded in family science theory, research and professional practice and application. Students will have knowledge and problem solving skills to help individuals prevent and remedy interpersonal problems experienced in family relationships, building on the family's strengths. In addition, students will have skills in family financial management. This path prepares graduates for careers in human services for graduate school.
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Birth to Grade 3 is a program developed in collaboration with CYAF, Special Education and Communication Disorders, and Teaching, Learning and Teaching Education. The program is multi-disciplinary combining the areas of early childhood education, special education, and elementary education. The program prepares students to become licensed teachers of children from birth to grade 3.