Child Development and Family Relations 252.328.4273


Welcome to the Department of Child Development and Family Relations (CDFR). If you are interested in learning about and working with children and families or becoming a therapist, then we have a program for you! Career opportunities in Child Development and Family Relations are as varied as our undergraduate programs, which include Birth through Kindergarten Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Child Life, and Family and Community Services and our graduate programs of Child Development and Family Relations, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Medical Family Therapy. Learn more about these exciting and growing career opportunities!

Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education
Child Life
Family and Community Services - Family Studies
Family and Community Services - Early Intervention
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
MAEd in Birth Through Kindergarten Education
MS in Child Development and Family Relations
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
MAEd in Family and Consumer Sciences
PhD in Medical Family Therapy
Career Opportunities

Children’s Health Programs and Hospitals
Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
Human Services Agencies
Family Life Education Programs
Juvenile Services
Recreation Programs for Children and Youth
Early Childhood Education Programs
Disability Programs

Student Resources

Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center
Family Therapy Clinic
Medical Family Therapy Research Academy
Teacher Education Resource Room
Internships, Student Teaching, and Field Experience
Student Organizations




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