Welcome to the Department of Child Development and Family Studies.
The Department of Child Development and Family Studies focuses on human development across the life span and various aspects of family life. The program underscores both theoretical and applied approaches to the study of children and families.
The undergraduate program offers coursework on child development, child welfare, child counseling, family relations, aging families, Korean families, family policy, family education and family therapy family policy, family relations, aging families, and family counseling. It also provides students with a practicum opportunity at SNU Center for Child Educare Service and Research, the Gwanak-gu Healthy Family Support Center, and the Gwanak-gu Multicultural Family Support Center.
The graduate program, offering master’s, doctoral as well as joint master’s and doctoral degrees, focuses on theory, research, and methodology relating to children and families. The graduate program is subdivided into two programs in Child Development and Family Studies. Students will be prepared to become professionals in the field of child development, child welfare, early childhood education and care, family research, family theory, gerontology, family policy, and family education.