NCCU Human Sciences' program of study in Child Development and Family Relations prepares students for working effectively with individuals and families in a variety of contexts. The students gain experience in the analysis and application of theories with implications for life span development. Preparation in this field leads to employment in the areas of preschool programs, youth programs, family resource centers, and child care resource and referrals agencies, social services, research, government agencies, Cooperative Extension services, industry, and graduate studies in many related disciplines.
Students must pass a departmental competency examination prior to enrolling in the practicum course. Students who maintain a 3.0 or better in major courses may be exempted from the competency exam. A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all major courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chairperson. Students are required to participate in professional organizations related to program areas, and attend area meetings.