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: 124

Major Area of Study: 61

Additional Requirements: 21-24

Cost per Credit Hour:

$383.59

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Completion Time:

2-4 years

University Accreditation:

SACSCOC

Special Requirements:

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


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Are you passionate about having a career that promotes a better quality of life for all families? The fully online Child and Family Sciences 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.

Our program is designed to meet licensure requirements in the State of Mississippi. We do not guarantee to meet the licensure requirements of other states. For more information about professional licensure in states other than Mississippi see the FAQ. 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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