Support young children’s development in early childhood settings, and the family and caregiver programs that look after their well-being.
With the child development option, within the human development and family sciences major at Oregon State, you’ll help children reach their full potential.
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Careers related to child development are concerned with a child’s ability to grow up where their social, emotional and educational needs are met.
Once you graduate, you will be prepared to pursue careers in early childhood programs or classrooms. Or, you may opt for graduate work in education, special education, human development and family sciences, psychology and other areas related to child development.
*These roles may require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify.
With a double degree in HDFS and Education, you can earn dual licensure at the pre-kindergarten and elementary school levels. You can choose one of these paths:
Be sure to meet with your advisor to discuss these options.
Select an option that matches your interests and career goals, whether it’s working with children, the elderly or providing services for families and communities.