Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
Major: Family Science and Human Development
The Family Science and Human Development: Family Studies concentration prepares students to use preventative and educational approaches in a variety of settings to strengthen individual and family well-being across the lifespan. Students explore relationships among individuals, families and their environment and culture with the goal of improving quality of life within communities and society at large. Graduates of the program are eligible to be granted provisional status as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations. The Family Studies concentration can be completed fully online.
The Family Science and Human Development: Youth and Community Development concentration prepares change agents to transform communities through an intentional investment in youth with interdisciplinary coursework and community-based experiences. It is based on theoretical perspectives in childhood, adolescent, and family development, best pedagogical practices, and grounded in an ethic of family engagement and social action. This concentration is rooted in community psychology and the prevention sciences to provide a foundation for studying setting-level interventions and developmental needs.
Child Development and Services: Child Life Foundations Track
Child Development and Services: Child Programming and Administration Track
Youth and Community Development
- Accelerated graduate degree program (AGDP) for family science majors
- Career preparation
- Field experience and internship information