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If your career calling beckons you to be a positive force in young lives, Geneva College’s online child and family services bachelor degree program can help you achieve those aspirations. Whether you envision working with infants, toddlers, primary-school students, adolescents, or troubled youths, your online child and family studies education will prepare you to support their unique social and developmental needs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this career field is projected to grow 14% from 2016 to 2026—faster than the average for all occupations.* Graduates of Geneva’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Child and Family Services program may find jobs with government agencies, non-profit organizations, social services agencies, educational institutions, or businesses. In addition to providing children and families with direct services and support, some professionals in this field may go on to assist those struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, or child abuse.

Career Opportunities in Child and Family Services

Graduates of Geneva College’s online family services bachelor degree program may pursue a variety of positions, including:

  • Children’s Advocate Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Interventionist
  • Family Resource Coordinator
  • Recreation Center Director
  • Daycare Center Director
  • Children’s Librarian
  • Social Services Caseworker

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Child and Family Services: Degree Program Outcomes

Geneva’s online child services degree program aims to equip students with the skills and expertise to advocate for children and other vulnerable individuals. The curriculum addresses current policies and social systems that affect the wellbeing of children and their family members, and it also delves into critical topics such as child growth and development, the influence of family roles, and the causes of dysfunction. Throughout your online child and family studies education, you’ll learn from instructors who specialize in this field. Your course exercises will also provide an opportunity to observe and interview professionals currently working in human services careers. Upon completion of your online degree program, you’ll have the necessary foundation to help drive meaningful changes for children and families in communities throughout America.

Core Courses for Geneva College’s Online Child and Family Services Bachelor Degree Program

Course #

Course Name


ADL 432

Research and Resources


ADL 470

Career and Professional Development


BBL 408

Foundations of Christian Thought


CFS 230

The Family System in Context


CFS 251

Child and Adolescent Development


CFS 301

Child and Family Policy


CFS 401

Development of Professional Skills


CFS 450

Program Management and Evaluation


CFS 495

Professional Ethics


HMT 411



HSS 201

Introduction to Human Services


HSS 202

Human Diversity


* Students pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Child and Family Services must complete or transfer a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to taking these 36 credit hours of required courses.

Explore Geneva College’s Online Family Services Bachelor Degree Program

Geneva’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Child and Family Services is one of several online bachelor’s degree programs created to support working adults in their academic pursuits. Whether you have a full- or part-time job, family, or other responsibilities, our internet-based courses empower you to complete your online child and family studies education while balancing work responsibilities and a personal life. Apply now for Geneva’s flexible and convenient online child services degree program and discover what a difference you can make to families throughout your community.

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Community and Social Service Occupations”; Occupational Outlook Handbook; updated April 13, 2018. 

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