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Family Studies focuses on marriage and family education, family intervention services, and family policies. The goal of Family Studies is to improve all types of families by applying scientific methods to questions about intimacy, relationships, parenting, dating, marriage development, sexuality, and diverse family forms. Students can minor in family studies by declaring the minor through their academic advisor. The minor attracts students from many majors across campus, including religion, literature, psychology, sociology, history, communication, business and early childhood education.

Minor Requirements (18 hours):

  • FAM 230 - Marriage and the Family 3-0-3
  • FAM 300 - Family Life Education 3-0-3
  • FAM 330 I - Family Problems and Interventions 3-0-3
  • FAM 440 - Child and Family Policies 3-0-3
  • PSY 221 - Life-Span Developmental Psychology 3-0-3

and at least one of the following courses:

  • FAM 496 - Academic Internship 3 to 12 hours
  • FIN 235 - Personal Finance 3-0-3
  • PSY 211 - Human Sexuality 3-0-3
  • PSY 342 - Child and Adolescent Psychology 3-0-3
  • PSY 390 - Adulthood and Aging 3-0-3
  • SOC 350 - Sociology of the Family 3-0-3

Additional elective courses may be chosen and approved in consultation with the Director of Family Studies.

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