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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Program Requirements

Child Studies Major Requirements

  • FACS 111: Human Nutrition
  • FACS 180: Foundations in Consumer & Family Sciences
  • FACS 191: Child Development
  • FACS 192: Working with Young Children & Families
  • FACS 292: Diversity in Early Childhood Programs
  • FACS 294: Assessment of Young Children
  • FACS 299: Administration of Young Children
  • FACS 310: Management of Family Resources
  • FACS 311: Family Relations
  • FACS 380: Professional Presentation Techniques in Consumer & Family Sciences
  • FACS 399: Implications of Research in Family & Child Studies
  • FACS 492: Growth and Guidance of Children
  • FACS 493: Family Life Education
  • FACS 494: Parenting Strategies
  • FACS 499: Critical Issues in Family & Child Studies
  • FACS 410: Internship
  • SOCL 300: Using Statistics in Sociology

A Grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the major.

Please Note: In addition to the courses listed above, the Family Studies Major requires a minor and 44 hours in General Education courses. Minors, as well as select General Education courses, are available online. General Education PDF document courses may be completed online through a combination of Distance Learning and Independent Learning Courses. There are also several minors available online. Please talk with an advisor to develop a program that best meets your needs.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certain courses may offered on a rotating basis, so please plan your program of study carefully. Contact Doris Sikora at doris.sikora@wku.edu, or Darbi Haynes-Lawrence at darbi.haynes-lawrence@wku.edu for additional information on course offerings

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