The Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science requires
120 credits. In addition to the University's General Education
Program, which requires 46 credits, the Family Science program
requires 45 credits of its majors. Descriptions of all the
courses are available on this website. The required coursework
for majors follows, with course credits noted in parentheses:
*FMSC electives are selected from non-required courses with
the FMSC prefix. No field work or independent study (e.g.
FMSC 399, 498) courses are allowed to fill this requirement.
FMSC 290 cannot be used as an FMSC elective, but does fulfill
the Economics requirement. FMSC 105, FMSC 298F, and FMSC 298G only count
as FMSC electives if taken within the student's first 56 credits.
The Family Science program allows for an additional 29 credits
of electives to meet the University requirement of 120 credits.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Department's
advising system and choose electives that tailor their education
to meet their career goals. The Department has recommended
"clusters" of courses that will prepare students for specific
career directions, such as family therapy, family mediation,
family policy, and management of work and family programs.
These clusters are described in the Family Science Undergraduate
Handbook, which students receive when they declare a major
in Family Science.
The School of Public Health's Student Service Center provides a web page that includes information on academic planning and links to helpful academic planning documents for undergraduate students in the Department of Family Science.
The Sample Course Sequence illustrates how a student could complete courses in the Family Science Bachelor of Science degree in four years. This sample was developed as part of the University's Student Academic Success initiative.
There are a variety of forms you may need to access during your undergraduate career here in the Department of Family Science. You can access those forms here.
The University has a nationally recognized Honor Code, administered by the Student Honor Council which
should be handwritten and signed on the front cover of all your papers, projects, or other academic assignments.