Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Alumni Careers

Group of family studies students

One question we frequently hear from students is "What can I do with a degree in family studies or family science?" The answer, as demonstrated by our alumni, is that there are many opportunities. The careers featured here are adapted from information provided by our alumni in our Spring 2012 Alumni Survey.

Featured Alumni Careers

Certified Child Life Specialist - I perform the necessary duties of a Child Life Specialist for the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai for children ranging in age from birth to 24 years.

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist -I provide Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy to children on the Autism Spectrum under the guidance of the client’s Behavioral Consultant. If my client is in a classroom setting, I serve as a one-on-one classroom aide to assist the client in participating in class.

I also collect behavioral and communicative data to show the client’s level of progress.

Family and Consumer Science Teacher - I teach primarily 11th and 12th grade students family and consumer sciences. Two of these classes work with a preschool program that runs through the high school. I am the director for our preschool and manage that as well. I am also department chair and oversee my department of 3 teachers.

Career Advisor - I am a Career Advisor at a state college in Florida. I meet with students one-on-one to assist with career advising, selecting a major and choosing a university for transfer. I also assist with job/career preparation: resume development, interview techniques and job seeking. I visit classrooms to provide resume workshops and overview of the services offered in the career placement office as well as organizing annual job expos and college transfer fairs.

Advanced Degrees                                                                                                                                                   Some careers require advanced degrees or licenses. Family studies graduates have received masters degrees from many colleges and universities including Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola College Maryland, Towson University, University of Maryland, University of Central Florida and Hunter College.

Department of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts Building, Suite 2210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-5851
Fax: 410-704-3612


Read about the success of recent Family Studies alumnus Patrick Seidl.





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