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Advising Center

Professional and Career Advising 

Students interested in professional adivising related to the field of child development and family studies are welocme to contact current CDFS faculty for support. CDFS faculty are prepared to meet with students and discuss a range of topics including, but not limited to, professional, research, employment, or graduate school questions/concerns/opportunities. 

Career Paths

We educate and train our students to work within the broad and continually expanding array of early childhood education and family life education employment opportunities. We nurture our students to embrace a strengths-based perspective on child development and family dynamics, where understanding, compassion, empathy and research-based interventions are at the forefront of their desire to serve families. Career options for professionals in the field of Child Development and Family Studies are wide-ranging; many of our graduates pursue the following opportunities:

Child Care Administrator
Family Life Educator
Child Life Specialist
Social Worker**
Infant and Toddler Care
Preschool Teaching
School-Age Teaching
Parent Educator
Child Development Consultant
Corporate Human Services Consultant
Community Resource & Referral Professional
Toy Research and Development Professional

**Requires a graduate degree

Academic Advising 

The Academic Advising Center provides GE and major-focused advising for undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Services. To declare any of the Family and Consumer Sciences options as your major, go to the AAC located in HSD-117. 

Hours 

Monday to Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm 
Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Call or check the AAC's website for open advising hours. 

Phone 562.985.2691