Child Development and Family Studies
Learning Services and Human Development
Learning Sciences and Human Development
- Major: Child Development and Family Studies
- Degree Program: Child Development and Family Studies
- Program Web Site
- College of Education and Human Services
- Degree Designation: Bachelor's (B.S.)
The Child Development and Family Studies program provides students with a choice between two options of study—Preschool Education and Family and Youth Studies.
Individuals choosing a major in Child Development and Family Studies may select a professional focus from a wide variety of areas including child care specialist, early childhood teacher, developmental specialist, child life educator, parent educator, parent educator, extension specialist, and family life specialist. Field placements offer students an opportunity to apply classroom theory to actual situations.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.
Prospective students should apply online at:
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
WVU is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.