College of Agriculture & Human Ecology

Child Development and Family Relations

What is Child Development and Family Relations?

The Child Development and Family Relations program teaches students to examine individuals and families in the environments in which they live, work and play. Stages of individual and family development and the relationships people form throughout their lives are also prominent aspects of the program. 

What Can I Do With a Child Development and Family Relations Degree?

Possible careers in government agencies, businesses, religious organizations and non-profit organizations include:

  • Family Life Educator
  • Child Care Center Director
  • Children Services Agent
  • Care Facilities Coordinator
  • Foster and Adoption Facilitator
  • Recreations Specialist

For an extensive list of opportunities in Child Development and Family Relations see the attached document.

Child Development and Family Relations professionals are encouraged to be members of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), which advocates for the understanding of families from an interdisciplinary perspective. You can find more information about the association and how to be a member by following this link: NCFR

Students graduating with Child Development and Family Relations can graduate with a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. For more information about CFLE follow this link: CFLE