Child and family services focuses on helping children, adolescents, families, and
the aging population within the context of family dynamics, marriage, and social well-being.
Why child and family services at OSU?
Child and family services provides employment opportunities in non-profit corporations,
community agencies, research laboratories, family life education settings, child protective
services, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and child-care programs. With
several degree specializations, students can choose a personalized path, including
law, medical and health care programs.
A degree in child and family services offers preparation for pre-professional opportunities
and careers that serve community organizations. Career fields and focus areas include:
Medicine and healthcare
Family support services
$508Kin scholarships to undergraduate students
annually awarded by the College of Human Sciences
Professional school preparation
Students prepare for graduate school through a strong curriculum and are accepted
into programs in medicine, nursing, health professions, counseling, marriage and family
therapy, social work and law.
Students complete a required professional internship that provides valuable work experience
prior to graduation and connections that lead to future employment opportunities.
The pre-internship course equips students for the internship preparation, interview,
and hiring process.
Students may participate in study abroad experiences to enhance their learning. Faculty-led
global learning experiences are facilitated by multiple departments within the College
of Human Sciences.