Catalog 2010-2012

Family Services

The Family Services major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.



  Family Studies: 31F:010; 31F:020; 31F:030 or 3 hours of social science research methods such as 400:101, 450:185, 48C:080, 48C:180, or 980:108; 31F:055* or another
  developmental course such as 200:030 or 400:120*; 31F:057; 31F:060; 31F:178.....21 hours

Choose course(s) from each of the following groups:

  Group 1: Families in Context (choose 1).....3 hours

    Family Studies: 31F:077, 31F:162, 31F:177.

    American Politics: 942:142.

  Group 2: Relationship Dynamics (choose 2).....6 hours

    Family Studies: 31F:054, 31F:145, 31F:150, 31F:153, 31F:155.

  Group 3: Professional Applications (choose 2).....6 hours

    Family Studies: 31F:157, 31F:160, 31F:190.

  Group 4: Diversity (choose 1).....3 hours

    Psychology: 400:060, 400:167.

    Health Promotion and Education: 410:147, 410:167.

    Social Work: 450:045, 450:142, 450:163.

    Sociology: 980:045, 980:167.

Senior Experience (choose Option A or B).....9 hours

  Option A: 31F:195 Internship.

  Option B: 9 additional hours from Groups 1, 2, and/or 3.

45 hours


*These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

31F:055 has a prerequisite of 400:001 or consent of instructor.

400:120 has a prerequisite of 400:001.

A minimum of 2.40 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and department approval is required for declaration of this major. Procedures for approval are available in the departmental office. Students must maintain at least a 2.40 GPA and have department approval in order to register for 31F:157, 31F:190, 31F:195, and to graduate. Students must achieve a minimum of C- in all courses required for the major.