Undergraduate Catalog

Minor in Family Studies

Overview

College of Arts and Sciences

The minor in Family Studies offers students the opportunity to expand their professional preparation or to satisfy a personal interest.

There are many career paths and job possibilities for students with a Child Development specialization, depending on whether they choose to move directly into a work setting or attend graduate school. Required courses provide the foundation for understanding how children develop, learn, and behave and develop the competence needed to effectively guide children and work with their families. Field experiences permit students to apply this knowledge base and develop their professional skills.

Summary of Requirements

Required courses 15 hours

Choose 15 hours:

COM 470Family Communication

3

FCS 306Contemporary Families

3

FCS 309Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change

3

FCS 333Child, Family, and Community

3

FCS 334Parent-Child Interactions

3

PSY 313Development II: The Psychology of Adolescence

3

PSY 315Development III: Adulthood and Aging

3

PSY 457Human Sexuality

3

SOC 210Sociology of Death & Dying

3

SWK 307Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Micro

3