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Children and Youth Services (HDFS Majors)

Children and Youth Services (HDFS Majors)

Children and Youth Services at Messiah College

The children and youth services minor is ideal for students interested in working with children and youth in research or social service settings such as foster care, adoption, group homes for children and adolescents, and hospitals as child life specialists. Classes such as foundations of marriage and family, child development and a four-credit internship prepare you to work in the field of human development and family sciences with a special focus on children and youth.

Job options for graduates of the children and youth services minor:

  • Child care or youth program administrator
  • Child life specialist
  • Counselor
  • Human services agency administrator
  • Family life educator
  • family advocate
  • Parent education

Human Development and Family Science

The children and youth services minor is offered through the Human Development and Family Science department.
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