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

Students combine coursework, internships, and other experiential learning, preparing them to:

  • Cultivate skills valued across a variety of human services, educational, and advocacy settings
  • Apply observation, theory, research, and best practices to support children’s success
  • Explore cultural diversity and best practices for working with children

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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.

Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs

Qualified students can take graduate-level courses during senior year, toward completion of an undergraduate degree, and transfer those credits into the master’s program. This results in significant financial and time savings. Program options include:


Public School Teaching (Positions Requiring a CT Teaching Certificate; See USJ Education Department for More Information):

CHILD STUDY

Internships & Career Opportunities

Choose two internships from more than 80 approved agencies, which may include: Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Catholic Charities, Connecticut Juvenile/Family Courts, Connecticut Birth to Three Systems, Pregnant and Parenting Teen Services, and Youth Services Bureaus. Potential careers: caseworkers, counselors, teachers, youth service workers, early intervention associates, child advocates, probation/truancy officers, child care resources, and more.

Advantages

Students can minor in growing fields like gerontology, youth services, and students have the opportunity to qualify for accelerated master’s degree programs. Build connections and gain real-world experience through two internships.

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    Questions?

    Contact:
    Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Department Chair of Human Development & Family Studies
    Phone: 860.231.5313
    Email: [email protected]

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