Minor in Family Studies

The 21-unit minor in Family Studies provides an opportunity for students who would like to study families along with their major focus of study. Knowledge about families and working with families has emerged as a critical area of concern for health, social service, and education professionals. Thus, this program fits well for students studying in health professions, liberal arts, and education.

Pre-Registration Requirements
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
Required Courses
FMST 101INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES3
FMST 201FAMILY RESOURCES3
FMST 301FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS3
FMST 302FAMILY THEORIES3
FMST 303CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN FAMILY POLICY3
Upper-Level Discipline-Based Elective
Select one of the following:3
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD AND FAMILY
INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY
FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FAMILY STUDIES (with approval of department chairperson)
FAMILY LAW
COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
INTERNSHIP IN FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES 1
SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH
FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICE CAPSTONE: METHODS IN FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION 2
Additional Elective
Select this elective from the list of FMST electives in any of the four tracks in the Family and Human Services major. Additional courses may be counted as electives at the discretion of the Family Studies chair.3
Total Units21
1

Prerequisites are FMST 297 and FMST 387. FMST 297 must be taken one term prior to enrollment in FMST 397.

2

Must be approved by the department chairperson.