Combined Major in Family Science and Health Science

A major in Family Science and Health Science with a Community Health Concentration combines the study of the family with the study of health. Students learn how the family is impacted by health and how health care and related issues influence and are influenced by family systems. Students may pursue either the combined major or one discipline as the major focus of study and the other as a minor.

Completion of individual majors in Family Science and Health Science with a Community Health Concentration requires the successful completion of prerequisite courses for both majors and a total of 105 units (48 in Family Science + 57 in Health Science). However, by electing the combined major in Family Science and Health Science, after completing prerequisite courses, students will be able to complete both majors with a total of 87 units if they follow the course recommendations as described below. The unit distribution for the complete major also includes courses that meet Core Curriculum requirements.1 Students interested in the combined major should consult with an adviser in both departments to review and discuss requirements.

Prerequisites
BIOL 190INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS4
BIOL 221HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LECTURE]3
BIOL 221LHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LAB]1
BIOL 222HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LECTURE]3
BIOL 222LHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LAB]1
CHEM 121ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LECTURE3
CHEM 121LALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
COMM 131FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION3
ENGL 102WRITING FOR A LIBERAL EDUCATION3
or ENGL 190 HONORS WRITING SEMINAR
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
Select one of the following in basic statistics (must be taken prior to FMST 485)3-4
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
BASIC STATISTICS
ELEMENTARY BIOSTATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR FAMILY SCIENCE AND HUMAN SERVICE
BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS
Total Units31-32
Required Courses (87 units)
Family Studies (27 Units)
FMST 101INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES3
or FMST 102 HONORS INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES
FMST 201FAMILY RESOURCES3
FMST 301FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS3
FMST 302FAMILY THEORIES3
FMST 303CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN FAMILY POLICY3
FMST 305PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
FMST 380FAMILY LAW3
FMST 485RESEARCH METHODS IN FAMILY STUDIES3
FMST 495ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN FAMILY SCIENCE3
Health Science (18 Units)
HLTH 101WELLNESS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
or HLTH 102 HONORS WELLNESS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY
HLTH 222FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
HLTH 204NUTRITION AND WEIGHT CONTROL FOR THE CONSUMER3
HLTH 208MENTAL HEALTH, STRESS MANAGEMENT, AND CRISIS INTERVENTION3
HLTH 220SEXUALITY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
HLTH 311CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE3
Community Health Concentration (33 Units)
HLTH 103EMC, FIRST AID AND SAFETY3
HLTH 207HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.3
HLTH 315CURRICULUM AND PLANNING3
HLTH 405DRUGS IN OUR CULTRE3
HLTH 425INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS IN HEALTH EDUCATION3
HLTH 430ORGANIZATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS3
HLTH 435EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BASIS OF DISEASE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH3
HLTH 422FIELD WORK IN COMMUNITY HEALTH12
Additional Course Requirement (3 Units)
PSYC 203HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
Electives (6 Units)
Select one of the following:3
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION
INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY
DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT
LIFE SPAN ADAPTATION AND OCCUPATIONS
INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
MIDLIFE DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO CHILD LIFE
INTRODUCTION TO THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER FAMILIES
ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES
THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD AND FAMILY
INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY
FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
FUNDRAISING, FRIENDRAISING AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
DIVERSITY, CULTURE, AND TEAM DYNAMICS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FAMILY STUDIES
COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH
CASE MANAGEMENT FOR FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES
Total Units87
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Courses that meet the University Core Course Requirements: Core 2 - ENGL102; Core 5 - COMM 131; Core 6 - PSYC 101 or SOCI 101; Core 7 - BIOL 190; Core 8 - CHEM 121; Core 9 - FMST 485 or HLTH 315; Core 10 - FMST 201; Core 11 - HLTH 101; Core 13 - HLTH 220; Core 14 - FMST 325.