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

CYAF 4160Educational Programming

3

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3

HED 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3

Atypical Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Select from

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3

SPED 1400Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

SPED 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3

COUN 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Additional coursework (3 cr)

Select from

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3

CYAF 3220Advanced Family Finance

3

CYAF 3820Parenting

3

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3

CYAF 4930Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3

CYAF 4960Advanced Independent Study

1 - 5

CYAF 4980Research Experiences in Child, Youth and Family Studies

1 - 6

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

CYAF 4980Research Experiences in Child, Youth and Family Studies

1 - 6

And

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3

Or

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3

Total Credit Hours:21

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

HED 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3

Atypical Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Select from

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3

SPED 1400Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

SPED 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3

COUN 4010Child Abuse/Neglect

3

Complete 1 Research sequence (3+3 cr)

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

And

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3

Or

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3

And

SOC 2510Research Methods

3

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.