Child Life and Family Centered Care is a cohort-based program that prepares students to work as a part of interdisciplinary teams to support the psychosocial and developmental needs of children of different ages, cultures, and medical conditions, as well as the needs of their families in healthcare settings. The Child Life and Family Centered Care program is designed to educate students for entry level positions as child life specialists and prepare them to sit for the Association of Child Life Professionals certification examination. Graduates of the program can expect to find career opportunities across the United States and internationally. The program’s core coursework focuses on the psychosocial needs of children and families in health care settings and the implementation, documentation, and assessment of developmentally appropriate child life interventions. The program also includes an internship under the supervision of both a Child Life Specialist and program faculty.
Integrated Sciences is an interdisciplinary major for the student who desires general preparation for a graduate program with specific prerequisites (example: teaching, allied healthcare or other science-related fields).
American Studies is an interdisciplinary endeavor to better understand the American nation, its cultures and the diverse histories of its peoples and communities. This broad approach helps students develop not only a deep understanding of contemporary America and its place in the world, but also skills in critical inquiry, communication, cultural knowledge and self-reflection that in turn engender a desire to advance social justice.