Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development
(offered online only)
The Family Life Studies major is an integrative major that links the various fields within the family relations, human development, and consumer sciences professions and prepares students for positions requiring interdisciplinary problem-solving skills. This major prepares graduates for successful careers serving individuals and families across the lifespan. Completion of a Family Life Studies degree also helps students achieve fulfilling family relationships in their own lives. It is anticipated that graduates in Family Life Studies will find good employment opportunities in state agencies serving children, families, consumers, and the elderly. Jobs may also be available in nonprofit community agencies, such as Head Start programs, social service agencies, drug treatment centers, youth and adult residential care centers, foster care, youth centers, crisis centers, parent education programs, senior citizen centers, long-term care facilities, adult day care centers, and a host of related federal, state, and local agencies serving families and children.
University Studies Requirements for Major
Students must complete the General Education Requirements :
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :
- Two courses (one example being ) will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
- One course (for example or ) will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
- Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC).