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College of Applied Human Sciences: School of Counseling and Well-being

Youth and Family Sciences, BS

This 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.

The Youth and Family Sciences 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.

All students are required to complete field experiences at agencies focused on youth and families.

Your Degree Plan

Intro

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Looking for a career helping adolescents and families? This major prepares you for work in community agencies. Add a minor to customize your plan of study.

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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The WVU Difference

What sets this program apart from its competitors?

Scholarships

90% of WVU freshmen receive grants or scholarships (2020-2021).

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Learn by Doing

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What you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn during class. We’ll help you follow your curiosity.

Careers and Outcomes

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Social and Community Service Managers

Plan, direct or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors or probation officers.

Has a Bright Outlook

Median Salary: $74,000

Possible job titles include: Program Director, Program Manager, Social Services Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator.

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Meet Your Community

The Youth and Family Sciences family will inspire and support you.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Youth and Family Sciences major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Tuition and Aid

How much does Youth and Family Sciences at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident

Per Credit

$422

Per Semester

$5,064

Fall & Spring Semesters

$10,128

Non-Resident

Per Credit

$1,147

Per Semester

$13,764

Fall & Spring Semesters

$27,528

International

Per Credit

$1,147

Per Semester

$14,064

Fall & Spring Semesters

$28,128

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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Financial Aid

The most important step toward funding your future with financial aid for the Youth and Family Sciences major is submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

How to Complete the FAFSA

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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