Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Science Major, BS

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Students should note the following:

  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in each course required for the major (i.e., Research Core and Major Core Courses). Any course in which a student earns less than a C may be repeated for a higher grade. A maximum of three repetitions total are allowed.
  • In order to graduate with a BS in Family Science, students must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in the Major Core Courses.

General Education Curriculum: (38-39 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

BS Degree Requirements: (20 hours)

Bachelor of Science Requirements  

Certified Family Life Educator Certification

The major core courses represent Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) content. Our program is approved by the CFLE program to offer this coursework which leads to the CFLE credential. Students completing coursework in an approved program can complete an abbreviated application process through which they can bypass the national, standardized exam for CFLE. In order to bypass the exam, however, students must complete their application for CFLE within two years of graduation, and their coursework must have been completed within the 7-year period prior to graduation. If students exceed the two-year deadline, they will have to take the exam. If students have coursework dated to 7 years or more prior to graduation, they can either repeat the coursework or opt to take the exam. These requirements are in line with CFLE requirements. Note that certification is not required for graduation.

Additional Required Course: (3 Semeter Hours)

Total Hours Required for a BS in Family Studies: 120 Semester Hours

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