College of Human Services and Behavioral Sciences

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.

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 (and in sequence)
FAS 200Intro to Family Life Ed3
FAS 440Overview of Contemporary Families3
FAS 400Family Systems, Structures and Relationships4
FAS 442Family Decision-Making and Resource Management 3
FAS 498Family Science Fieldwork/Internship (Taken concurrently with FAS 442)1
FAS 451Family Comm & Relationships3
FAS 453Intimate Relationships3
FAS 446Methodology in Fam Life Ed3
FAS 447Growth & Dev in Children3
FAS 498Family Science Fieldwork/Internship (Taken concurrently with FAS 447)1
FAS 220Adolescent Development3
FAS 448Development in Adulthood3
FAS 443Parent Education3
FAS 444Family Law, Public Policy, and Applied Ethics3
FAS 498Family Science Fieldwork/Internship (Taken concurrently with FAS 444)1
FAS 490Capstone: CFLE3
or FAS 491 Capstone: Non-CFLE
Total Credits43

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).