Family Science is a discipline that focuses on families, the challenges they face, and how to help them meet those challenges, and improve their quality of life.

All courses must be approved by an advisor in the Department of Psychology and Family Science . A grade of C or higher is required in all courses taken for the minor. Students taking advanced courses must complete required prerequisites with a grade of C or above. Students may repeat a maximum of one course in which a grade lower than a C was earned. Students who fail to earn a grade of C in the repeated course or in any subsequent required course will be dropped from the program. A WF in any course is counted as a failure of that course. Students will have the right to appeal a negative decision.

Required Courses

  • PSY 201 – Introduction to APA Style
  • FSC 203 – Professional Issues
  • FSC 306 – Individuals & Families in Societies
  • FSC 382 – Theories in Family Science
  • FSC 290 – Introduction to Research

200-Level FSC Elective

Students must have one 200-level FSC Elective course and may select from:

  • FSC 225 – Management of Family Resources
  • FSC 230 – Intimate Relationships
  • FSC 250 – Introduction to Aging
  • FSC 295 – Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy

300/400-Level FSC Elective

Students must have one 300/400-level FSC Elective course and may select from:

  • FSC 316 – Family Violence
  • FSC 330 – Human Sexuality
  • FSC 336 – Basic Helping Skills
  • FSC 351 – Women’s Experiences of Family Life
  • FSC 392 – Families in Crisis and Rehabilitation
  • FSC 401 – Families and Public Policy
  • FSC 465 – Program Planning and Evaluation

Total Hours Required: 18 Semester Hours