Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development - Youth Development

Put youth on the path to future success.

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Lead groups, direct activities and meet kids’ educational needs. Get ready to work with students in a childcare setting. You’ll combine classroom knowledge with field experience to graduate prepared for a career in youth development.

Earn this degree 100% online.

Save travel time and money by completing your coursework 100% online. You can complete any observations and practical experiences at a location convenient to you. Maximize your investment of time and money by studying online.

Careers and fields:

  • Before and after-school programs
  • Youth consultant
  • Juvenile programs
  • Park boards
  • Recreation programs
  • Government agencies
  • Behavior consultant
  • Advocacy
  • Group home director
  • Youth minister

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Enjoy a high level of academic excellence. 

Study with faculty who have field experience and personal knowledge to share with you.

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Experience a legacy of learning. 

Missouri State has been training educators for over 100 years. As a program in the College of Education, you’ll learn from an established leader in educating educators.

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Earn an accredited degree from a four-year institution.

Our program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

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This degree qualifies for a Fast Track Grant

The Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development – Youth Development is a part of the childhood education and family studies department in the College of Education.

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