Family Science career path

Select either: the (1) Human and Community Services-for students wanting to work with children and families in human services and youth organizations, or (2) Family Science Research-for students planning to pursue an advanced degree in family science/studies or marriage and family therapy.

Degree Requirements

(1) Human and Community Services Path (18 cr)

CYAF 3330Families in the Economy

3 credits

CYAF 4160Educational Programming

3 credits

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3 credits

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3 credits

HED 3080/WMST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

Atypical Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Select from

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

SPED 1400Introduction to Communication Disorders

3 credits

SPED 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3 credits

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3 credits

COUN 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Additional coursework (3 cr)

Select from

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3 credits

CYAF 3220Advanced Family Finance

3 credits

CYAF 3820Parenting

3 credits

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3 credits

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3 credits

CYAF 4930Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3 credits

CYAF 4960Advanced Independent Study

1 - 5 credits

CYAF 4980Research Experiences in Child, Youth and Family Studies

1 - 6 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives (35 cr)

Total Credit Hours:35

(2) Family Science Research Path (21 cr)

(3.00 overall GPA is required)

CYAF 3330Families in the Economy

3 credits

CYAF 4980Research Experiences in Child, Youth and Family Studies

1 - 6 credits

And

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3 credits

Or

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

(The work will be supervised and evaluated by a CYAF faculty member.)

HED 3080/WMST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

Atypical Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Select from

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

SPED 1400Introduction to Communication Disorders

3 credits

SPED 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3 credits

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3 credits

COUN 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3 credits

Complete 1 Research sequence (3+3 cr)

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

And

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3 credits

Or

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

And

SOC 2510Research Methods

3 credits

Electives (32 cr)

TOTAL (120 credits)

Both family science career paths must also complete 18 credit hours of an approved minor or area of concentration. Obtain the correct form and approval from your academic adviser.