In this major, you will learn techniques to help families create satisfying experiences for members of all ages and needs. Give them the tools they need to develop enriching relationships and to manage time, money and work. Help them to be wise consumers of products and media. Equip them with skills to address the needs of others in their community and in the world. Teach principles of sustainable living to empower people to make “greener” choices.
Graduates work for child care centers, community development organizations, government agencies and private companies
In class, study how to provide environments that support each family member’s unique intellectual, social and developmental needs. Learn how to guide families as they make choices about basic needs such as housing, money, and food and nutrition. Learn about managing money, obtaining credit and creating household budgets. Explore how to balance work responsibilities with family life. Understand how to evaluate consumer products for quality, safety and value.
Students are encouraged to complete an internship the summer between their junior and senior year.