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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Studies and Human Services (B.S.)


The family studies and human services degree program focuses on the processes underlying human development in a family context across the life cycle. Students learn to implement and assess programs and services designed to strengthen and enhance individual and family well-being. Graduates are employed in various social service arenas - for example, youth programs, family and community service programs, residential programs, the judicial system, Cooperative Extension, higher education, elder care facilities, and public health programs. Graduates who have completed all of the degree requirements including the internship series are qualified to apply for the Provisional Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) designation administered by the National Council on Family Relations.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General requirements (40-41 credit hours)


Communications (8–9 credit hours)


Humanities electives (6 credit hours)


Only a course of 3 credits or more will apply.

Select from college approved list

Natural and physical sciences (7 credit hours)


Life science elective and physical science elective (One course must be taken from each area; one course must include a laboratory.)

Quantitative studies (6 credit hours)


  • Any introductory 300-level statistics course Credits: (3)

Integrative Human Ecology Course (1 credit hour)


Professional studies (63 credit hours)


(Grades of C or higher and credit in FSHS 010 required.)

Professional Electives (24 credit hours)


Select 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or higher from the following content areas: FSHS, Political Science, Psychology, Women’s Studies, American Ethnic Studies, Gerontology, Leadership Studies, and courses from the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work.

  • Courses numbered 300 or higher from one content area listed above Credits: (9)

Unrestricted electives (16-17 credit hours)


Total hours required for graduation (120)