Geneva College adds fully online bachelor's degree program in child and family services

Adult degree seekers looking to work with children and families can enroll now for February classes.

BEAVER FALLS, PA (12/18/2014)(readMedia)-- Geneva College is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services for adult degree seekers in a fully online format. The program prepares students for careers as human services professionals working with children and families. Offered through the college's Adult Degree Programs, the online child and family services degree program is a convenient and affordable choice for adults looking to advance professionally, re-enter the workforce or transition to this particular field of human services.

And to further assist adults who are seeking an accredited bachelor 's degree in child and family services or any classroom-based or fully online major offered through the Adult Degree Programs, Geneva is offering a Step Forward Grant of up to $9,000 off the total cost of tuition. To qualify, a student must begin classes between January 1 and April 20, 2015, and enroll in at least 12 credits.

Students pursuing a child and family services degree examine current social systems and policies that impact families, as well as various forms of family dysfunction. In addition, they develop an understanding of child growth and development, as well as the key role that family has in maturation.

A key aspect of Geneva's child and family services program is the ability for students to spend time observing and interviewing professionals in a variety of settings through course exercises and activities. Because of the online format of the child and family services degree, students complete these hands-on experiences in their own communities, gaining an understanding what is happening locally and developing key contacts for networking and job opportunities.

Students who major in child and family studies develop skills that are valued by employers, including interpersonal, research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis and problem solving. Graduates may find employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services and educational institutions, depending on their skills and experience. Potential occupations include: Children's Advocate Coordinator, Children's Librarian, Day Care Center Director, Early Childhood Interventionist, Family Day Care Provider, Family Resource Coordinator, Recreation Center Director and more.

The Adult Degree Programs offers fully online bachelor's degree programs in child and family services, management, organizational leadership, and human resources. Classroom-based programs are available in human resources, human services, organizational leadership and Christian ministry leadership.

To request information, visit or call 800-576-3111.

Geneva College invites students to step forward and leap ahead with an academically excellent, Christ-centered and affordable education. Offering nearly 40 majors, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and campus-based options, and high-demand advanced graduate degrees, Geneva's programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top 6 Best Value with one of the Top 90 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God's word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today's world.

Geneva College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.