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Child Studies Program

The Child Studies major is designed for undergraduates interested in careers working with children and families in school or community settings.

The curriculum encompasses a social-justice, anti-racist, and cultural competence perspective, all constructs that are critical for 21st-century child advocates. As a complement to the curriculum, CHST majors work extensively with children and families in local schools and community-based programs. Our faculty is committed to addressing the myriad issues affecting marginalized populations: education policy, the pre-school to prison pipeline, socio-emotional processes, political dynamics, community organizing, institutional change, and so much more.

About Our Program

Child Studies majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree and are prepared to matriculate to graduate studies in fields, such as teacher education, social work, counseling, psychology, law and more. CHST advisors can provide information about teaching credential programs and many other vocations requiring further graduate or professional school education. Our CHST alumni pursue careers in social work, teaching, counseling, family law, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, or nonprofit agencies that provide community services to children and families.

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Our faculty is committed to addressing the myriad issues affecting marginalized populations: education policy, the pre-school to prison pipeline, socio-emotional processes, political dynamics, community organizing, institutional change, and so much more.

The CHST Department

Read more about our new Child Studies Director Solomon and her work on creating the new generation of "fire starters." Her research interests include dismantling the preschool-to-prison pipeline, implicit bias among child studies pre-professionals, and African American perspectives of exclusionary discipline practices.

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Hear more about Day's certification as a hypnotherapist

Read more about Professor Davila's work on educational inequality and as Director of FTP.

Hear more about Burns' research

Read Kusanovich's recent article on what non-corporate, non-commercial, non-competitive dance for children

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