Family Science, Bachelor of Science
All students completing this major will be required to earn a “C” or better in all courses in the major including any GS courses required by the major.
|Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)||12|
|Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5 – 8)||12|
|LOPER 7: Social Science|
|Marriage and Family Relationships|
|Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 1||6|
|LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity|
|Human Sexual Behavior|
|LOPER 11: Wellness (Optional)||0|
|BS Science-related course requirements|
|Complete all required courses||0|
|Program Specified Requirements||3|
|Complete all required courses||36|
|Minor or 2nd Major|
|Complete all required courses 2||24|
|Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum||27|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
|Family Studies Requirements|
|FAMS 150||Lifespan Development and the Family||3|
|FAMS 250||Infant Development||3|
|FAMS 253||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|FAMS 302||Parent Education||3|
|FAMS 340||Family Life Education||3|
|FAMS 362||Families and Social Policy||3|
|FAMS 402||Research and Analysis in Family Science||3|
|FAMS 404||Family Science Ethical and Professional Practice||3|
|FAMS 406||Family Resource Management||3|
|FAMS 450||The Aging Adult||3|
|FAMS 481||Cross-Cultural Family Patterns||3|
|Additional Recommended Elective:|
|Families in Crisis|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
The Family Studies Program is certified by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
CFLE certification: Upon graduation, students are eligible for provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) from the National Council on Family Relations and following documentation of two years of work experience can apply for full certification.
Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.
A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.