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2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) 
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Family Life Studies (offered online only) - BS

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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, 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). 

Departmental Program Requirements

The department has several regulations governing students’ academic progress:

  1. The P/D+, D, F option cannot be used for courses required in the FLS major
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

Elective Courses (27 credits)

In addition to completing the Core Courses listed above, students must complete 3 courses in each of the following areas:


* 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

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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