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The Child and Family Studies major is designed to provide a sound academic foundation for persons planning to work with and/or study children and their families in various contexts. The social agencies track takes a multicultural perspective on issues related to children and families in society. It includes courses dealing with social work, health, and other topics related to the child and the modern family. 

Careers for B.A. in Child and Family Studies Majors

Earning a degree in child and family studies creates opportunities in many fields, including:

  • Parent-Child Education
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Counseling
  • Social Services
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing

Degree Requirements

  • Complete at least 120 sch for the BS degree. At least 30 sch must be completed at UT Permian Basin and at least 24 of the last 30 must be taken at UT Permian Basin.
  • Obtain at least a “C” grade in all courses counting toward the major. Maintain at least a grade point average of 2.0 in all courses applicable toward the B. A. degree.
  • Students must complete 18 semester credit hours of a minor in a related field of choice.

B.A. in Child and Family Studies – Social Agencies Requirements

  • Students must complete 37 semester credit hours of Child and Family Studies coursework.
  • Students enrolled in this track must complete student teaching or CHLD 4399.
  • Students must choose a course from each of the following groups: Theoretical Focus, Social Work Focus and Special Topics Focus.

Interested in Teaching?

Students who choose to major in Child and Family Studies can earn their teacher certification. See what it takes to earn your teacher certification while working towards your Child and Family Studies degree.

Teacher Certifications

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