Family Studies, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Family Studies and Interior Design

All College of Business and Technology Graduation Requirements must be fulfilled.

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.

 
General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is not taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then additional hours may be required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies.
Aesthetics3
Humanities6
Social Sciences9
Including:
Human Sexual Behavior
Marriage and Family Relationships
General Psychology
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Wellness0
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
Complete all required courses0
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 124
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum14
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Family Studies Requirements
FAMS 150Lifespan Development and the Family3
FAMS 250Infant Development3
FAMS 253Child and Adolescent Development3
FAMS 302Parent Education3
FAMS 340Family Life Education3
FAMS 362Families and Social Policy3
FAMS 402Research and Analysis in Family Studies3
FAMS 404Family Studies Ethical and Professional Practice3
FAMS 406Family Resource Management3
FAMS 450The Aging Adult3
FAMS 475Internship3
FAMS 481Cross-Cultural Family Patterns3
Additional Recommended Elective:
Families in Crisis
Total Credit Hours36

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.

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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.