Earn a degree in Child Development and Family Relations at the University of Idaho

B.S. Child, Family & Consumer Studies: Child Development & Family Relations

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Specialized Family Relationships

In this program, you'll develop the specialized skills to help families create the environment every child needs for healthy development. Examine normal developmental stages of children and families, study current research and take courses in human development and behavior, parent-child relationships, nutrition and other related topics to prepare for your role in this specialization.

Fast Facts

  • Practical field experiences working with children and families
  • The Child Development Laboratory offers a real-world setting to practice and learn
  • Assist in a faculty member’s research project
  • Join the FCS Club to attend state conferences and meet professionals
  • Intern at a hospital, community action agency, senior center, and more
  • Program Coordinator
  • Family or Child Advocate
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Director of Early Child Care Program
  • Child Care Provider


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn this degree, we recommend you:
  • volunteer in your community
  • work with children, the elderly, other special-needs groups
  • develop leadership skills
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Access to the Child Development Laboratory
  • Study abroad in Tanzania, India, or Taiwan
  • Volunteer at a local school, child care center, Head Start program
  • Hospitals
  • Community Action Agency
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Senior Center
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron
  • University of Idaho Student Association for the Education of Young Children