Chair: Janet Bassingthwaite
Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)
Child Development Studies provides a degree path for students interested in a variety of personal and professional options with the focus of impacting the lives of young children. The degree is organized around a core set of early childhood and development courses, and then allows a student to work closely with advisors to create an interdisciplinary course of study suitable for their personal and professional goals. Opportunities include but are not limited to: childcare program owner/operator/director/provider, community and human services coordination, youth coordinator, parenting and family life education, parish servant leadership, non-profit work, and undergraduate degrees for occupational therapy, ministry, child life specialist, etc.