Aug 03, 2020  
University Catalog 2020-2021 
    
University Catalog 2020-2021

Human Development and Family Science, Family Science Concentration (BS)


CIP Code = 190701

Career Opportunities

The Family Science concentration prepares students to work with families in a variety of settings, including family service and youth agencies, aging facilities, family life education, cooperative extension, employee assistance programs, and law or public policy. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree and course requirements, graduates are eligible for certification as a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations. Many students completing this concentration pursue graduate studies in family studies, child development, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, gerontology, early intervention, or seminary.

Family and Child Studies Curriculum (BS)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours.

Mathematics (GER)


  • Mathematics GER 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics GER 3 Semester Credit Hours

Fine Arts (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)**


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Natural Sciences (GER)**


  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Select two Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) courses from the following two disciplines. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  6 Semester Credit Hours.

  • Social Sciences - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Political Science
  • Behavioral Sciences - Psychology or Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  4 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Humanities (GER)


Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


** Natural Science (GER) - 6 hours of Natural Sciences MUST be from the same discipline and the other 3 hours from the other catagory of science (Life or Physical Science).

 

*Family Science Concentration


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