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2012-2013 General Catalog 
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child & Family Studies, B.S.

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The undergraduate curriculum in Child & Family Studies provides students with the background needed to subsequently pursue exciting and challenging careers in working with families and/or children. Employers include cooperative extension; non-profit and private agencies; faith-based organizations; consumer and business agencies and organizations; and federal, state, and local government. Many students pursue a graduate degree in Child & Family Studies or in closely related fields such as social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

A practicum experience during the junior year allows students to gain field experience at an agency of their choosing. Field experience is expanded during the senior year to include a more intensive semester-long field internship at another student-selected agency, thereby offering students entry into the field of interest to them and providing them with post-graduation employment possibilities. Graduates with a concentration in Child & Family Studies are eligible to apply to the National Council on Family Relations for the provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential.

Child & Family Studies

Freshman Year (30 Sem. Hrs.)

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

*If a two-course natural science sequence is taken in the life sciences, the additional three-hour natural science course must be from the physical sciences, and vice versa.

Courses marked with + are a requirement for the child and family studies concentration.

Courses marked with ++ are a requirement for the early childhood administration and leadership concentration.

Areas of Concentration

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