Child & Family Services Degree
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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 ServicesGraduates 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 OutcomesGeneva’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