Professional Experience is meant to provide students with “real world” experiences that will allow them to apply skills learned in the classroom, gain insights into personal strengths and weaknesses, build a professional resume and electronic portfolio, and discover new opportunities-explore the field. Get started by downloading the How To PDF below.
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FCS 2020 field experience (two or three credits)
Family studies and child and family development majors earn two or three credits toward graduation by completing 120 or 180 hours of supervised field experience. Field experiences provide students with field-based work experience designed to build professional skills and knowledge of current issues, as well as gain valuable work experience. Field experience may be completed during the fall, spring or summer sessions. Students must have successfully completed FCS 1010 and FCS 1030 prior to beginning FCS 2020.
FCS 4290 Internship (six credits)
Family studies and child and family development majors complete a six credit internship as part of their program of study. Internships offer students the opportunity to apply theories and principles from their academic program to real world situations. Internship may be completed during the fall, spring or summer sessions. Students majoring in Child & Family Development and Family Studies must have successfully completed 88 credits of program coursework including FCS 2020 prior to beginning FCS 4290.
For FCS 2020 Field Experience questions and registration, please contact Melinda Holohan.
For FCS 4290 Internship questions and registration, please contact Melinda Holohan.