Social Sciences

Children, Youth, and Family Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Discover how race and ethnicity, gender, class, and culture shape families and communities and affect children’s learning and growth. And gain insights that will prepare you to be an advocate for youth and families in need.

Explore the factors that influence family patterns and human development from infancy onward. Through the lenses of community, culture, and society, you’ll focus on children, adolescents, emerging adults, or families. You’ll investigate theories from psychology and sociology. While examining the social institutions, structures, and processes that affect youth, you’ll conduct social science research on issues that matter to you.

But your hands-on learning won’t end there. Through Lesley’s internship program, you’ll gain real-life experience in settings throughout Great Boston. Our Early Intervention specialization will prepare you for working with children with special needs and their families, while our Teaching Infants and Toddlers track can help you obtain certification to teach in early childhood settings.

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our Children, Youth, & Families program:
Internships
Where Students Intern
Careers
Where Graduates Work

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Children, Youth, and Family Studies
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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