Family Science Major (BA Adult; Online Only)
Students graduating with a Family Science major develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and family interaction. It is a program for students who have a genuine care and concern for individuals and families and are interested in how families can function more effectively.
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education 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)|
or SOC 152
|Introduction to Sociology (4)|
|Required (and in sequence)|
|FAS 200||Intro to Family Life Ed||3|
|FAS 440||Overview of Contemporary Families||3|
|FAS 400||Family Systems, Structures and Relationships||4|
|FAS 442||Family Decision-Making and Resource Management||3|
|FAS 498||Family Science Fieldwork/Internship (Taken concurrently with FAS 442)||1|
|FAS 451||Family Comm & Relationships||3|
|FAS 453||Intimate Relationships||3|
|FAS 446||Methodology in Fam Life Ed||3|
|FAS 447||Growth & Dev in Children||3|
|FAS 498||Family Science Fieldwork/Internship (Taken concurrently with FAS 447)||1|
|FAS 220||Adolescent Development||3|
|FAS 448||Development in Adulthood||3|
|FAS 443||Parent Education||3|
|FAS 444||Family Law, Public Policy, and Applied Ethics||3|
|FAS 498||Family Science Fieldwork/Internship (Taken concurrently with FAS 444)||1|
|FAS 490||Capstone: CFLE||3|
|or FAS 491||Capstone: Non-CFLE|
Concordia’s online B.A. in Family Science degree program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Students can choose between a certified or non-certified track, but must do so before the third course in the Family Science degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, CFLE Track students will be provisionally certified as Family Life Educators. Non-CFLE students are eligible to sit for the national exam to gain provisional certification. Provisional certification is available to applicants who have completed the program, but who have not yet earned enough work experience hours in Family Life Education to qualify for full-certification status (3200 hours).