Become an Extraordinary Leader and Advocate for Children and Families!
The undergraduate major in Childhood Studies is designed for students who want to develop knowledge and skills necessary for extraordinary careers working with children and families in a wide variety of settings. The major focuses on child development from multiple perspectives, including an understanding of typically developing children, special needs children and the needs of young children, an understanding of planning and organization of programs, and a strong emphasis on collaboration and community involvement.
This major provides students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. The courses in the major will help students develop expertise in areas such as:
- Child development
- Understanding special needs children
- Planning and preparing programs, events and activities
- Behavior and behavior intervention
- Collaboration with families and community members
Childhood Studies majors complete an internship during their senior year in a community setting. The internship is individually designed to meet the career goals of each student. During the internship, the student identifies a problem to be studied, a program to be developed or a collaborative partnership to develop. Students work with University faculty and site supervisors during this internship.
In addition to the major requirements, students majoring in Childhood Studies take a content strand in Sociology, Psychology or Physical Education. Students are encouraged to extend that content strand into a minor by using electives.
If you wish to apply to this program please contact the St. Bonaventure University Admissions Office at 1 (800) 462-5050 for admission materials.
For more information regarding childhood studies, please contact
Dr. Nancy Casey, Chair
Plassmann Hall B48, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778