Majors and Programs

College of Human Sciences: Child, Adult and Family Services

Connections among family members lay the groundwork for relationships throughout our lives. Iowa State’s child, adult, and family services major offers coursework in child development and assessment, parenting education, and family issues. Community-based field experiences offer real-life opportunities with families and programs to complement academic assignments, such as the opportunity to observe and interact with children in our nationally recognized Child Development Laboratory School. Your degree in child, adult, and family services will prepare you for a wide variety of careers focused on improving the lives of families and children, including youth services counselor, child care center director, substance abuse counselor, and gerontology specialist.

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