Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Child, Family & Consumer Studies

Child Development / Family Relations Option

Degrees Offered in Coeur d' Alene
Bachelor of Science (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences)

Program Delivery Method
Students generally take their lower division core classes at North Idaho College. Courses for the major are offered at UI through a mixture of live and online courses.

About the Program
Are you interested in human development and family issues? Do you want to know how children develop, or understand why adolescents do what they do? Would you like to be specially educated to work with agencies and organizations that focus on children and family issues?

Students pursuing the child development and family relations option learn how children, youth, adults, and families develop, and how society can support that development.

Curriculum focuses on human and family development, strategies for observing children and assessing their development, nutrition, and family resource management. Students learn about families and children through practical experiences in programs that serve children and families. Many students choose a second major to supplement their learning and career goals.


  • Community services
  • Head Start Staff
  • Child care worker
  • After-school program coordinator
  • Teen parenting program coordinator
  • Elder care specialist
  • Parent-child advocate
  • Family life educator
  • Child life specialist
  • Work-life program specialist

Students also use this degree as a foundation for graduate programs in family/child advocacy, law, health care, counseling, or social work.

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Sara Matthews, Family and Consumer Sciences
phone: (208) 292-2533
fax: (208) 292-2535
Advisor: Child Development & Family Relations, Early Childhood Education