Certificate in Children, Youth, and Family Services
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

Pennsylvania State University offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Children, Youth, and Family Services, a program designed to prepare students for a variety of roles in child and youth service settings and family health and welfare agencies. This certificate can give you the opportunity to learn about psychosocial and family development at all stages of the life cycle. The course work will explore the social, behavioral, and biological aspects of infant, child, and adolescent development and review historical and current perspectives and intervention approaches. 

This program is designed to prepare students for service roles in:

  • preschools or day care centers
  • social work
  • home care settings
  • hospitals
  • programs for emotionally disturbed, abused, or neglected children and adolescents


  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education