Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development degree is to offer the academic background and field experience necessary to understand and work with children and their families. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for Child Development-related careers in a variety of employment settings. This concentration does not meet requirements for teacher certification, but many careers are available in this field such as Public or Private Child Care Facility Director; Teacher - Public or Private Child Care Facility; Teacher Assistant - Public Kindergarten; Early Intervention Programs; Public Social Service Agencies Serving Families and Children (e.g. DHR); Non-Profit Community/Social Service Agencies Serving Youth; Families and Children; Parent Educator; Family Service Coordinator; Family Resource and Referral Specialist; Recreational Programs; Child and Family Advocacy; Director of Children's Programs in Museums, Zoos, Libraries, etc.; Public Health; Community Centers; Cooperative Extension Service; Child Protective Services; Adoption Agency; Mental Health Agencies; Child Life, or After-school Program Director.
Hours to Complete: A Bachelor of Science Degree requires 128 hours. A minor in Child Development may be obtained by completing 18 hours including: FCS 352, 353, 355, 456, 457, as well as FCS 450 and 454 or 6 hours of FCS 460.
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