This major prepares students for the psychosocial care of children and youth in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The program provides a strong teaching and learning component together with a core of specialized child life courses. Satisfactory completion of the major provides access to the profession of Child Life. The program and degree prepare the candidate for an entry level position in the field of Child Life. To become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), one year of successful employment and the successful completion of the Child Life Exam are required. The rotation of child life courses is based on the semester of enrollment in the Child Life Program. Students should consult with an advisor for the most current information.