Concentration in Child and Family Studies: The Undergraduate CFS Program
The Concentration in Child and Family Studies allows Roosevelt University undergraduates to learn about child development from an interdisciplinary perspective, and addresses issues of parenting, schooling, and the place of children and families in society and culture. The concentration is available to students as part of a psychology major; it can also be completed by students in other degree programs and disciplines separately.
Students pursuing the four-course concentration can select from a range of courses offered by departments such as psychology, sociology, and education. The fourth class for the concentration is the field placement course (PSYC 398), which involves 72 hours of direct interaction with children and families. In an approved setting (e.g., elementary school classrooms, child care facilities, after-school or YMCA programs, pediatric in-patient units in hospitals), students gather first-hand experiences to complement their participation in an online course.
Students often ask the question, “What can I do with a concentration in Child and Family Studies?” You have considerable flexibility in choosing the courses for the concentration and the site for your field placement, so the answers depend on your interests. You can read all the requirements for this undergraduate concentration by clicking here.
Concentration in Clinical Child and Family Psychology: The Graduate CCFP Program
The Concentration in Clinical Child and Family Psychology provides graduate students with an opportunity to gain expertise in working with children. This Concentration is sufficiently versatile so that it can be successfully incorporated into the training provided within our MA in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) or PsyD in Clinical Psychology programs. Enrollment is restricted to students in these specific graduate programs at Roosevelt University.
Five courses (15 credit hours, including practicum) are required to earn a Concentration in Clinical Child and Family Psychology. Students will select three classes from a series of related courses offered by the Department of Psychology. Your two-semester practicum that is dedicated to work with children, adolescents, or families rounds out the requirements for the Concentration.
You can read all requirements for this graduate concentration by clicking here.
To enroll in either program, you need to download and print out the appropriate form by clicking on the link below and then fill in your information. Forms for both programs are available here. Send the completed form to the Registrar’s Office so that your enrollment will be processed.
Undergraduates should enter their information on the top of the form. Then, circle “Add/Change/Remove Concentration,” write “Child and Family Studies” on the line where you indicate a new concentration, and sign the form where it is marked student’s signature. Your enrollment in your primary program will not be changed or replaced; rather, the concentration will be added to your degree. Send the form to me (Dr. Steven Meyers) in the Department of Psychology for the advisor’s signature, and I will send it to the Registrar for you.
Graduate students should enter their information on the top of the form in Section 1, including their current degree program. I have filled out some of the information for you on that form already. Send the form to me (Dr. Steven Meyers) in the Department of Psychology for the advisor’s signature, and I will send it to the Registrar for you.
When undergraduates or graduate students complete complete all of the requirements for the concentration, they must apply for it along with graduation through RU Access. If the concentration does not appear on RU Access, contact Graduation Services at 312-341-3521 for further assistance. The deadlines for submitting this are the same as the Registrar’s deadlines for graduation for each semester.