Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies (CYAF)

Omaha campus

Child, Youth and Family Studies offers under-graduate options that prepare students to work with individuals and families in formal and informal settings in government, business, education and social service agencies. Students can select among several Majors on the Omaha campus: Child Development/Early Childhood Education (working with young children); Family Science (working with children and families), or Family and Consumer Sciences Education (working with adolescents in formal educational settings).

The department is home to three teaching/research laboratories in Lincoln: the Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory, the Child Development Research Laboratory, and the Family Resource Center.

Two major fields of study in the Department can be completed entirely on the Omaha campus. These are:

  • Family Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Journalism and Mass Media

Students can begin some programs on the Omaha campus but they must be completed on the Lincoln campuses. These programs are:

  • Child Development/Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education