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Child and Family Sciences BS


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.

With this online Child and Family Sciences degree, accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, students have the opportunity to earn a degree without having to come to campus. Let The University of Southern Mississippi help you get the degree you need to become a Child and Family professional. This is your life, plus college.

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A number of scholarship opportunities are available to online students. To find our list of available scholarships for which you may qualify, click here.