Child and Family Sciences BS

Earn your online Child and Family Studies degree at Southern Miss!

Program-at-a-Glance (Undergraduate)

Credit Hours:

Total Hours: 120

Major Area of Study: 64

Additional Requirements: 18-21

Cost per Credit Hour:

$389.59

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Completion Time:

2-4 years

Accreditation:

AAFCS

Special Requirements:

Licensure requirements and approval are determined by each state’s licensing board.

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If you have a passion for promoting healthy development within families and better quality of life for children, then the Child and Family Sciences Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi will help you turn your interests into a rewarding career! This degree – emphasizing child development – prepares students to work with children and their families in educational, institutional, and human service settings. Graduates with the online Child and Family Sciences degree with an emphasis in Child Development are eligible to become certified teachers for pre-k/kindergarten and/or seek an alternate route license to teach Family and Consumer Sciences on the secondary level. With the emphasis in Family Sciences, students in this program will focus on social services, or parent education.

This fully-online degree is designed to give you the skills to work with children in their family, educational, institutional and human service settings. With the Child Development emphasis you’ll dive into subjects like literature and other media for children, teaching literacy, educational psychology, and so much more to prepare you for a career in promoting healthy development.

The Child Development emphasis will allow you to obtain a Mississippi teaching license, giving you the ability to use your skills in a classroom environment on the secondary education level. We do not guarantee to meet the licensure requirements of other states. Looking for more? Our enrollment coaches are standing by. Click here for more info! This is your life, plus college.

Looking for a graduate degree? Check out our fully online Child and Family Sciences MS here!

A number of scholarship opportunities are available for online students! Our Online Student Scholarship gives first time, fully online students an opportunity for $500 towards their first semester. To get started with our Online Student Scholarship, or to view our list of available scholarships for which you may qualify, visit our Student Scholarship page now!

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