Customize this major based on your goals and needs.
Become a child life specialist – someone who works with children in hospitals or health care settings.
Already have a major?
Consider a minor that supports families and communities.
Why major in child and family development at Missouri State?
- Gain the know-how needed for careers where you work with children and families.
- Get a custom education through one of our four option areas. Learn from faculty who have expertise in their area.
- Join student organizations and connect with current professionals in the field or classmates. Build your network while in school and find future job leads.
- Make a difference in many lives and the community around you.
Careers and outcomes
Assist youth and families in need.
Apply classroom theory and learning to your future career field.