B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies


The B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies is designed for students who want to work with children and families outside of the public school setting. The degree’s three tracks help students tailor their education to their desired career path and provide them with the necessary background to obtain specific certifications upon graduation.

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Designed With You in Mind

Our program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge, leadership skills, and cultural competence to work with children and families. This is a hybrid/blended program with courses offered in a face-to-face, hybrid, or online setting, with all CHFS courses offered online at least once every two years to serve our outreach students.


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Program Objectives

The goals of the Child Development and Family studies program at Tarleton State University are to:

  • Provide students with a strong foundation for working with children and families in a variety of capacities.
  • Promote diversity and multicultural education.
  • Tailor each student’s education to their desired career.
  • Enhance each student’s writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Use and model best practices in all areas of our program.

Coursework Highlights

ClassNumberClass Name
CHFS1304Infant and Toddler Development
CHFS3300Child Development
CHFS3316Human Intimacy
CHFS3333Family Financial Management
CHFS4317Environments in Early Childhood
CHFS4345Child Life

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.