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Option B Child Services

This option is designed for students interested in pursuing work with children and/or families at the agency-level. The scope of applicable careers is vast (e.g. adoption agencies, district health and service agencies, court apppointed special advocates (CASA), program directors, agency support.

Primary Advisor: Dr. Deanna Trella



What will I study?

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Major-Core Courses Required (35-36 credits)
CDST 300 Foundations of Children's Studies - Part I (2)
CDST 302 Foundations of Children's Studies - Part II (3)
CSBS 320 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (5) or CDST 330 Research Methods for Studying Children and Childhood (5)
CDST/WMST 386 Children and the Family (5)
CDST 402 Children's Rights, Laws, and Ethics (5)
CDST 490 Children's Studies Senior Capstone (4)
EDUC 325 Inequalities and Impacts on Educational Equity (4) or CDST 439 Mindfulness and Alternative Practices for Working with Children (5)
GEOG 357 Geography of Childhood (3)
PSYC 305 Child and Adolescent Development (4)

Total Core Credits: 36

Option B: Child Services
ADST 462 Adolescent Addiction Assessment and Treatment (4)
PSYC 344 Introduction to the Helping Professions (4)
PSYC 484 Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Strategies (3) or SOWK 492 Child Welfare and Services (5)
SOWK/WMST 425 Family Violence (4)
CDST 482 CDST Option B Internship (4)
Required Elective: (Choose one)
AAST 320 African American Family (5)
CDST 310 Global Perspectives of Children (5)
CHST 101 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Culture (5)
CHST 331 Chicano/Latino Family Systems in the US (5)
RCST 101 Introduction to Race and Culture (5)
CDST/WMST 326 Genders, Sexualities, and Bodies (5)

Total option credits: 24-26

Total credits: 60-62

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