What is child development?

The child development degree focuses on knowledge about children in their environments, such as at home, at school and in the community. The goal is to help children and their families to develop and thrive regardless of birth or environmental circumstances.

Why should I consider majoring in child development?

Child development majors acquire the skills necessary to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

What interests and values are related to child development?

Child development majors usually have a strong concern for others. They are dedicated, empathetic and resilient. Students of child development usually want to strengthen teaching skills and a sense of objectivity. They are often innovative and have a sense of humor.

What career fields are related to child development?

  • Child Birth Educator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Coordinator of Hospital Volunteers
  • Counseling
  • Juvenile Justice System worker
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Speech Pathology
  • Welfare Agencies
  • Youth Corrections Officer

How can I learn more about child development?

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Contact Source:

College of Education and Human Development Career & Academic Advising

Location: Chapman 103

Phone: 208-496-9850