The Family Sciences major provides in-depth knowledge of the strengths and physical, psychological, economic, and social well-being of families. Career opportunities include: early childhood education, childcare, eldercare, gerontology, family life education, and other community-based programs for families.
The Family Sciences program is certified by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting all standards and criteria for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. Teacher licensure in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) is also available through the Family Sciences program.
To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in Child and Family Studies has been created:
Course of Study for B.S. Major in Family Sciences
Program Coordinator: Dr. Keith Mask
Requirements for Teacher Licensure in Family Sciences (Early Childhood – PreK-3): See Requirements for second major in Education (Early Childhood – PreK-3)
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display
II. Major Core Requirements
Child Development and Lab
Marriage and the Family
Childhood Disorders (W)
Parenting and Family Relations (W)
Child Management Through Adolescence
Family Policies (W)
Family Life Education Methodology
Personal and Family Financial Planning
Administration of Child & Family Programs
Ethnic Cultures (W)
III. Recommended Electives for B.S. Major in Family Sciences:
(including additional Bible)
Death and Dying
Family and Individual Counseling
Principles of Nutrition
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Childhood and Adolescence
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Adulthood and Aging
*Students graduating with a Family Sciences major with Teacher Licensure are exempt from taking FAM 365 Family Life Education Methodology.
Note: Students desiring to pursue certification as a Family Life Educator are required to complete FAM 497 Senior Practicum.
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