Child & Family Studies | LSU Majors

Child & Family Studies

You are interested in helping children and/or families move beyond boundaries and overcome adverse conditions.

About Child & Family Studies

The child and family studies undergraduate degree at LSU combines elements of psychology and sociology with an applied focus that prepares students for an array of human services professions across the lifespan. In addition to course work, engaging in hands-on service-learning opportunities and two field internships prepares students to improve the lives of individuals and families.

Possible Careers

  • Child care worker
  • Marriage and family counselor 
  • Social worker 
  • Youth advocate

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.2 GPA (LSU and overall) (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • Advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in the following:
    • English 1001 (1004)
    • Math 1021 or higher

Senior College

College of Human Sciences & Education


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Social Studies:  High Intensity
  • Communication:  Medium Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
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