Child and family services focuses on helping children, families and vulnerable populations
navigate relationships and social well-being. We study people and their relationships
and how they impact the world.
Why child and family services at OSU?
Our flexible degree program offers industry-leading preparation for employment opportunities
working with children and families in businesses, non-profits, community organizations,
family life education settings and more. Learn human development theory and participate
in service learning and education that encompasses life intervention and prevention
strategies. You also have the opportunity to enter accelerated programs to complete
master’s and law degrees.
A strong curriculum with flexible electives offers excellent preparation for graduate or professional school, including medicine, business, nursing, health
professions, counseling, marriage and family therapy and law.
You have the opportunity for early admission to law school by completing a bachelor’s
and a law degree in six years through the 3+3 option.
An integrated internship experience helps you apply classroom learning to the helping
profession of your choice. Recent internships sites include Wings of Hope Family Crisis
Center, the Saville Center for Child Advocacy, the American Red Cross, YMCA, CASA
for Kids and Youth Services of Tulsa.
Customize 21 hours of coursework to meet prerequisite requirements for the pre-professional
tracks of law, medicine or allied healthcare programs or to prepare you to work with
nonprofits, community organizations, child protective services, skilled nursing facilities
and child care programs.
“As a future physician, I believe a patient’s history, background and development
is vital for success in holistic patient care. All of these factors tie back into
the child and family services program. Being able to work with and learn about a wide
range of children and families and how every individual is unique has truly been an
- Alicia Johnson Child and Family Services graduate