Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services

Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services


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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.


In contemporary society, the definition of family is evolving and the traditional nuclear family has many variations. ACU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services focuses on learning about optimal human development and relationships from infancy through adulthood.



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Through this degree, you will be trained to strengthen the lives of children, adults, and families by promoting emotional well-being. Taught from a Christian perspective, our degree program will prepare you for a variety of careers serving children and families. You will examine current research and theory, and learn to design, implement, and evaluate family life education plans. Upon completion of your B.S., pursue our online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Childcare Director
  • Youth Services Coordinator
  • Group Home Worker
  • Family Resource Coordinator
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (Master's degree required)

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.5 GPA or higher for all courses taken at ACU and at least a “C” in each major course.

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