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Child Study, B.A.

Learn to work with children and families in a range of social service or educational settings

As a USJ Child Study interdisciplinary major, you will learn to better understand children (birth through adolescence) and their families from a variety of perspectives.

You will choose two internships from more than 80 approved agencies, which may include:

  • Connecticut Department of Children & Families
  • Catholic Charities
  • Connecticut Juvenile/Family Courts
  • Connecticut Birth to Three Systems
  • Pregnant & Parenting Teen Services
  • Youth Services Bureaus 

“I am a parent educator, working for The Village for Families & Children with great benefits and tuition reimbursement for graduate school. I will be taking my first mission trip this summer to Central America, working with the children of prisoners and the families at a Kitchen of Love food program."

~ H.W.
Child Study ’07

Internship Success: Kelly Deegan ’19

By sdostaler | July 2, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kelly Deegan ’19 is a Child Study major at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ). As part of her Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Internship course, Deegan was given the task of finding an internship to prepare her for a career after college. After searching, she landed one at the Village for Families and

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