Undergraduate Program

Child and Family Studies Minor

The Child and Family Studies minor provides a background in child development, parent-child relations, and an understanding of diverse family systems.

Students are admitted into the Minor if they meet the 2.5 GPA requirement and have discussed their plans of study with the CFS advisor.


Course Requirements



CFS 220 - Introduction to Parent and Child Relations, 3 credits

CFS 260 - Children in a Changing World, 3 credits

CFS 421 - Development of Young Children, 3 credits

CFS 422 - Survey of Families & Parent Involvement, 3 credits

CFS 431 - Development of Infants & Toddlers, 3 credits

(15 Credits)



CFS 405- Selected Topics in Child and Family Studies, 3 credits

CFS 413- Guidance of Young Children, 3 credits

CFS 415- Foundations of Parent/Family Education, 3 credits

CFS 443- Education Strategies for Infant/Toddlers with & without Disabilities, 3 credits

CFS 406- Early Literacy in Inclusionary Settings, 3 credits

CSD 468- Child Language Development & Disorder, 3 credits

CDIS 441- Child Psychology, 3 credits

Other courses might be considered with advisor's approval.

(8 Credits)


The Minor Fits with a Number of Majors:

  • Social Work
  • Community Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education

Jobs in this Field

  • Child Care Teacher
  • Paraprofessional in School Programs
  • Child Welfare Services & Child Protection
  • Childcare Assistant

St. Cloud State University Catalog


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