College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Family Services

Welcome to Family Services!

Family Services prepares students for a wide variety of careers in agency, community or business
settings within the human services field. Students gain knowledge of individual and family development and
learn preventive methods and intervention strategies needed to work with individuals and families. Numerous
students also pursue graduate degrees in a wide range of programs. 

Major requirements if declared prior to school year 20/21

Major requirements if declared school year 20/21

Minor Requirements

Major Requirements if Declared Prior to School Year 20/21

Total Credits: 48

Required Courses:

  • FamServ 1010 – Human Identity and Relationships
  • FamServ 1020 – Family Relationships
  • FamServ 1030 – Research Methods in Family Services (or alternative 3 hours or greater social science research course)
  • FamServ 1055 – Human Growth and Development (or another development course or Psych 2202)
  • FamServ 1057 – Human Relationships and Sexuality
  • FamServ 2060 – Strategies and Issues in Family Services
  • FamServ 4178 – Family Life Education

 

Elective Courses:

Group 1: Families in Context (Choose 1)
Group 2: Family Skills (Choose 2)
Group 3: Professional Applications (Choose 2)
Group 4: Diversity (Choose 1)
  • FamServ 1140 - Culture and Marriage   
  • Psych 2201 - Psychology of Gender Differences
  • Psych 4608 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Sw 2045 American Racial and Ethnic Minorities   
  • Sw4141 - Working With Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  • Sw 4163 - Diversity and Difference
  • Hpe 4247 - Minority Health  
  • Sped 3150 - Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms 

Senior Experience (Choose Option A or B)

Option A: FamServ 4195 – Internship in Family Services (9 credit hours)
Option B: Additional 9 credits from Group 1, 2, and/or 3

 

Major Admission Requirements: A minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA and departmental approval is required for declaration of this major. A student can declare the major by visiting the School of Applied Human Sciences main office (235 Latham) or by meeting with one of the faculty members in the area.

Course and Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain at least a 2.4 GPA and have departmental approval in order to register for FAM SERV 4178 (Family Life Education), FAM SERV 4190 (Professional Practice), FAM SERV 4195 (Internship), and to graduate. Students must achieve a minimum of C in all courses required for the major.

 

Major Requirements if Declared School Year 20/21

Total Credits: 48

Required Courses:

 

Elective Courses:

Group 1: Family Studies (Choose 2)

 

Group 2: Family Skills (Choose 2)
 
Senior Experience (Choose Option A or B)
  • Option A: FamServ 4195 – Internship in Family Services (9 credit hours)
  • Option B: Additional 9 credits from Group 1 and 2

 

Major Admission Requirements: A minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA and departmental approval is required for declaration of this major. A student can declare the major by visiting the School of Applied Human Sciences main office (235 Latham) or by meeting with one of the faculty members in the area.

Course and Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain at least a 2.4 GPA and have departmental approval in order to register for FAM SERV 4178 (Family Life Education), FAM SERV 4190 (Professional Practice), FAM SERV 4195 (Internship), and to graduate. Students must achieve a minimum of C in all courses required for the major.

 

Minor Requirements

Total Credits: 24

Required Courses:

  • FamServ 1020 – Family Relationships
  • FamServ 1030 – Research Methods in Family Services (or alternative 3 hours or greater social science research course)
  • FamServ 1055 – Human Growth and Development (or PSYCH 2202)
  • FamServ 1057 – Human Relationships and Sexuality
  • Psych 1001 - Introduction to Psychology

 

Elective Courses: (Choose 3)