Family & Child Studies
120 Wirtz Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 753-1543 Fax: (815) 753-1321 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All three emphases in the Family and Child Studies (FCS) B.S. prepare students to work as professionals serving families and children, or to pursue secondary teaching certification in Family and Consumer Science. All emphases provide a foundation for graduate study.
Programming and administration in family social services and child development settings in community and government agencies, including youth work, gerontological programming, child life programs in hospitals, infant and child care programs, family support services, family life, and parenting education
Advanced graduate work and research
Secondary and college teaching
Northern Illinois University offers an uncommon opportunity to earn a graduate specialization in marriage and family therapy. The goal of the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences' (FCNS) program is to prepare skilled and dedicated marriage and family therapists.
Fast Fact: In the last five years, enrollment in the Family Social Services program is up 50%