Students pursuing this degree have many career options, but the degree is primarily designed for those who desire to work with children and their families in community or government agencies. Students should consult with their advisor about possible academic and career options such as
- A focus on agencies or organizations that serve young children and their families.
- A focus on agencies or organizations that serve adolescents and their families.
- A focus on a scholarly understanding of children and families.
- Preparation for graduate study in the field of child development or early childhood education.