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AHS Family Studies

Family Studies

The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who are interested in working in a family-focused environment. The graduates will have a broad knowledge base working with children and families. The major will provide graduates with entry-level competencies for child and family life.


For students enrolled in WKU Fall 2018 and after (minor not required):

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For students enrolled in WKU Summer 2018 and before (a minor is required) :

HMD 211 Human Nutrition

FACS 180 Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences

FACS 191 Child Development

FACS 310 Management of Family Resources

FACS 311 Family Relations

FACS 312 Ethics for Family Life

FACS 380 Professional Presentation Techniques in Family and Consumer Sciences

FACS 399 Implication of Research in Family & Child Studies

FACS 410 Internship

FACS 422 Adolescent Psychology

FACS 493 Family Life Education

FACS 494 Parenting Strategies

FACS 495 Family and Relationship Violence

FACS 499 Family Policy Analysis

FACS 410 Internship

PSYS 423 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging ORSOC 342 Aging in Society

SOC 359 Sexuality and Society OR  PH 365 Human Sexuality

Elective Course Approved by Advisor

Approved Upper-Level Electives:

FACS 395 Child and Family Stress

FACS 497 Family Home Visiting

PH 444 Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Note: A grade of "C: or better is required in all courses in the major.

Online Students: Please note that FACS 380 and FACS 493 are offered online in the summer only.


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 Last Modified 2/15/19