Child, Youth and Family Studies emphasizes career-ready undergraduate education. Students graduate with the skills necessary to put their talents into practice in a way that enhances the well-being of children, youth, adults and families by improving the environments in which they live and learn.

Students are prepared to work with:

  • children and their families in early childhood settings including schools
  • youth in middle school and high school
  • children and youth in after school programs and other settings
  • families and individuals in social service agencies and community and religious settings

An undergraduate degree in CYAF also prepares you for graduate school in the human sciences, mental health professions, health professions, education, and family financial planning. For example, students are prepared to go on to graduate programs in: