Department of Family Studies and Community Development


Working with child in school setting Students who complete the undergraduate major in family and human services or family science have a wide range of career opportunities in human service organizations. Graduates are prepared for employment in social service agencies, child and adult day-care centers, alcohol and drug abuse programs and shelters, hospitals, school settings, and other agencies that provide services to individuals and families. Some employment opportunities may require advanced degrees or special licenses. For an in-depth list of career opportunities, please refer to Careers in Human Services for Families.

Following are just a few of the possible areas of opportunity.

Adolescent Services
Youth development programs
Teen pregnancy counselor

Child Development
Day-care centers
Montessori schools
Head Start programs

Child Life
Acute care
Pediatric rehabilitation facilities
Hospice programs
Family physician or dental offices
Funeral homes


Financial Planning and Counseling
Consumer protection agencies
Family financial counseling
Food assistance programs

Marriage and Family
Divorce mediation
Court-mandated parent education programs
Case manager for family treatment plans
Abuse protection services

Social Welfare
Adoption agencies
Vocational rehabilitation and job training
Welfare assistance for low-income families
Foster care programs

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



Rachel Jones, a graduate of the master's degree program in Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration, works as a child life specialist at Children's National Medical Center. Read More.



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