Child Development and Family Studies
The Child Development and Family Studies program provides students with a choice between two options of study—Preschool Education and Family and Youth Studies.
Individuals choosing a major in Child Development and Family Studies may select a professional focus from a wide variety of areas including child care specialist, early childhood teacher, developmental specialist, child life educator, parent educator, parent educator, extension specialist and family life specialist. Field placements offer students an opportunity to apply classroom theory to actual situations.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearCDFS 101 Introduction to Child Development and Family Studies CDFS 110 Families Across the Life-Span CDFS 112 Introduction to Marriage and Family ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric MATH 121 Introductory Concepts of Mathematics
Senior YearCDFS 304 CDFS 419A CDFS 491 Professional Field Experience
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
WVU is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.