Major in Education at Holy Family University

Childhood Studies, Minor

The Childhood Studies minor provides an opportunity for the multidisciplinary study of the social, behavioral, and cognitive development of children. The minor helps to prepare students from any major to work with children in a number of professional settings, including human services, counseling, health care, and academic settings.

What Can I Do with this Minor?

When paired with an appropriate major, a minor in Childhood Studies can help to prepare students for any child-related career, including:

  • Behavioral health counselor
  • Childcare provider
  • Family services worker
  • Mental health technician
  • School support professional
  • Therapeutic support staff
  • Youth care worker
  • Youth detention counselor

The Childhood Studies minor can also help to prepare students for graduate degree programs, including programs in:

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Child Development
  • Child Psychology
  • School Counseling


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Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Minor
Program Type
  • Minor
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Required Credit Hours

Program Overview

The Childhood Studies minor gives students from any major an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience related to working with children. The minor may include courses in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Early Childhood Education.

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