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, human development, and consumer sciences profession 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, displaced homemakers, 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 residental 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. A grade of C or better is required in coursework for the Family Life Studies Major.
University Studies Requirements for Major
Students must complete the General Education Requirements :
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :
- Two courses (one being ) will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
- One course (such as 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).
Departmental Program Requirements
The department has several regulations governing students’ academic progress:
- The P/D+, D, F option cannot be used for courses required in the FLS major
- An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for entrance to the major. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation. A grade of C or better is required for all major coursework, including STAT 1040. A GPA of 3.0 in FLS major courses is also required for graduation.
- Ten-year Policy. Courses which are required for the major will be accepted only if they have been completed within the last 10 years.
Pre-major Courses (12 credits)
Students must complete at least 24 credits, including the following courses, with at least a 3.0 GPA prior to being admitted to the FLS major.
Core Courses (24 credits)
Elective Courses (27 credits)
In addition to completing the Core Courses listed above, students must complete at least 9 credits from each of the following areas.
Consumer Sciences (9 credits)
Family Relations (9 credits)
Human Development (9 credits)
* Registration for FCHD 4820 and FCHD 4830 requires approval of the FLS advisor. It is recommended that these courses be taken either during back-to-back semesters or concurrently during the student’s last semester. FCHD 4830 must be taken during the last semester of coursework. A background check is required prior to enrollment in FCHD 4830 .
Minimum University Requirements