Social Work: Child and Family Studies

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Garden City

Gain a deeper understanding of critical social issues for your career working with children and families with a minor in Child and Family Studies from Adelphi University.

Why Earn Your Minor in Child and Family Studies?

The study of social work offers important knowledge, skills and values to support professionals working with individuals, families, groups and communities—while at the same time advocating for social justice and community engagement. Whether you’re majoring in education, political science, psychology, sociology or the social sciences, you can take a deep dive into issues affecting children and families by minoring in this interdisciplinary program.

Why Minor in Child and Family Studies at Adelphi University in New York on Long Island?

  • Adelphi’s School of Social Work is one of the field’s highest-ranking programs in the country.
  • Work with professors who are experts on issues facing children and families in the United States and across the globe.
  • Study the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective combining classes in social work, psychology, communications, education, political science and sociology.
92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

The social work program fell into my lap at the perfect time. It found me, in all honesty. Beyond textbooks and lectures, it has taught me skills that I will carry through all aspects of my life. After graduating in May 2018, the BSW program set me up to receive my MSW one year postgraduation. Adelphi set me up for a great experience in the social work program, from staff and faculty, to classes and internships. I recommend the program to anyone seeking a career in a helping profession.

Jillian Vanderneut ’18, MS ’19, MSW ’20 Bachelor of Social Work With Minor in Child and Family Studies

How Do I Declare the Minor in Child and Family Studies at Adelphi?

Begin by talking with the program’s adviser (see below) as early in your academic career as possible. This will help you get the advice you need in order to complete the requirements of the minor in child and family studies.

Complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

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Application Requirements

To apply for the child and family studies program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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