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.

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Select one course numbered 1883
Social Sciences9
Human Sexual Behavior
Marriage and Family Relationships
General Psychology
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distrubution2
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 minimum15
Total Credit Hours120

All students completing this major will be required to earn a "C" or better grade in all FSID courses in the major.

Major Option

Family Studies Requirements
FSID 150Lifespan Development and the Family3
FSID 250Infant Development3
FSID 253Child and Adolescent Development3
FSID 302Parent Education3
FSID 340Family Life Education3
FSID 362Families and Social Policy3
FSID 402Research and Analysis in Family Studies3
FSID 404Family Studies Ethical and Professional Practice3
FSID 406Family Resource Management3
FSID 450The Aging Adult3
FSID 475Internship3
FSID 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.


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.