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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Family Life Studies (offered online only) - BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

(offered online only)

The Family Life Studies 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. 

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  • For more information about Family Life Studies, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA
Completion of at least 24 semester credits (including HDFS 1500 , HDFS 2000 HDFS 2400 , and STAT 1040 ) Overall GPA of 3.0 GPA (a 3.0 GPA is required to move from pre-major to full major, and also for graduation) A grade of C or better is required in all major coursework including the pre-major courses, and the respective required statistics courses.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)    3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)   3     PSY 3010: Psychological Statistics (QI)   4    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3  
Pre-Major Courses   3   Pre-Major Courses   3  
Pre-Major Courses   3   FLS Core Course  3  
Comments

 

Comments
Once grades are posted for completed pre-major coursework, please contact your advisor to be moved to full major status.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   HDFS 3130: Research Methods (QI)   3    
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3   Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
FLS Core Course 3   Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
FLS Core Course 3   FLS Emphasis Course 3  
FLS Emphasis Course 3   Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 FLS Core Course 3   FLS Core Course  3  
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   3   FLS Emphasis Course  3  
FLS Emphasis Course 3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3  
Family Life Studies Elective  3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Family Life Studies Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Elective  3   HDFS 4830: Senior Capstone Project  * 3    
Elective  3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

*Course requires a background check and an application for course approval

Emphasis Courses


Complete the requirements for one emphasis.

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