College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Family Science Major (BA Traditional)

Students graduating with a Family Science major develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and family interaction. The educational outcomes in combination with the internship experience prepare students to enter a career of choice or graduate school.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Introduction to Sociology (4)
Required
COM 403Family Communication 14
FAS 200Intro to Family Life Ed 13
FAS 400Family Systems, Structures and Relationships 14
FAS 442Family Decision-Making and Resource Management 13
FAS 443Parent Education 13
FAS 444Family Law, Public Policy, and Applied Ethics 13
FAS 446Methodology in Fam Life Ed 13
FAS 498Family Science Fieldwork/Internship 18
KHS 320Human Life Experience 13
PSY 210Child Psychology and Development 14
PSY 220Adolescent Psychology 14
SOC 253Marriage and Family 14
SOC 353Themes in Adult Development and Aging with a Lifespan Perspective 14
Total Credits50
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 Successful completion of these courses leads to certification as a Certified Family Life Educator from the National Council on Family Relations