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Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family

The Youth and Family Science major is designed for students who are interested in adolescents and families. Students complete coursework related to family issues, family interaction, human growth and development, human sexuality, and youth and family concerns. All students are required to complete field experiences at agencies focused on youth and families. This major is best suited for students interested in working with older children, adolescents, and/or families in youth development or family development programs in community agencies.

View CDFS in the WVU Academic Catalog

Admissions Requirements

  • Enter with a 2.5 GPA (High school)
  • Earn a C or better in all CDFS or SPED coursework
  • Comply with field and major professional and dispositional standards

Admission for current WVU undergraduate students or transfer students

This population includes transfers from outside of WVU as well as major transfers from within WVU. This option requires students to:

  • Enter with a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Earn a C or better in all CDFS or SPED coursework
  • Comply with field and major professional and dispositional standards

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

West Virginia Association of Family & Consumer Sciences $500 Higher Education Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the WV Associaition of Family and Consumer Sciences. The scholarship is offered annually and the deadline for application is spring of each year.

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Related Student/Professional Organization

Phi Upsilon Omicron

Phi Upsilon Omicron, or Phi U, is the National Honor Society for Family and Consumer Sciences. The focus of Phi U is a service to the community and leadership development.

West Virginia American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)