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  Jul 22, 2017
 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Community Outreach Track


Program Policies and Progression Requirements

The department's major is designed for students whose educational and career goals are focused on studying and working with children and families within educational programs, community services, and other professional settings. The major is designed to accommodate the special interests or strengths of students and allows for flexibility and individualization. Students design a program of study in consultation with their advisor that includes a core of required courses, a complement of specialty courses supportive of individual interests, and a 12-hour practicum that will complete their program of study. All students graduating with a child and family studies major will have in-depth knowledge about children and families, a broad integrative perspective, and means for application.

Students must complete a total of three specialty areas of nine credit hours each. Students wishing to emphasize one specialty area may satisfy two of their three specialty areas by taking 18 credit hours in that area. A course may be counted in one specialty area only and may not be used to fulfill any other elective requirement.

Students interested in applying for certification as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations must complete five courses from the Family Life Education specialty area – CFS 240 , CFS 345 , CFS 360 , CFS 440 , and COUN 480 . These courses are in addition to the Child and Family Studies core courses. Contact your advisor for specific information about becoming a Certified Family Life Educator through the department's approved program of study.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Progression Requirements

Students are expected to know the criteria they must meet in order to progress into a practicum (CFS 470 , CFS 472 , CFS 480 , or CFS 490 ) and to regularly monitor their progress in meeting these criteria. Students will not be allowed to progress into the practicum until these criteria are met. If students do not appear able to meet these criteria, they are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to plan an alternative educational program. Specific information on how to apply for the practicum is available from the student's advisor. Students must work closely with their advisor to ensure that they understand the requirements for progression and that they strictly follow the application process for the practicum experience of their choice.

Service Learning Honors Program

Child and Family Studies majors have the opportunity to participate in the college's Service Learning Honors Program. For eligibility and requirements, see Service Learning Honors Program .

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences • Child and Family Studies Major • Community Outreach Track


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective (MATH course) * 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 2
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Natural Sciences Elective*
ENGL 102 * 3 Quantitative Reasoning Elective*
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective (STAT course) * 3  
3Psychology/Sociology Elective* 3  
Term 3
CFS 211 , CFS 220 * 6 Psychology/Sociology Elective*
4Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
3Psychology/Sociology Elective* 3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
Any HIST Elective 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
CFS 213   3 CFS 211  
4Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
5Specialty Area Elective 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 5
CFS 320   3 Intermediate Foreign Language Elective*
5Specialty Area Electives 12  
Term 6
6Advanced Social Sciences Elective 3 Intermediate Foreign Language Sequence*
CFS 385 , CFS 395   6 One course from CFS 320  , CFS 385 , CFS 395  
5Specialty Area Electives 6  
Term 7
6Advanced Social Sciences Electives 6 No milestones
7CFS 405 * 3  
5Specialty Area Electives 6  
Term 8
6Advanced Social Sciences Elective 3 No milestones
8CFS 470  or CFS 480  or CFS 490   12  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from University General Education list . At least one of the natural sciences electives must have a laboratory. CFS 210 *, CFS 220 *, and the courses used to meet the Psychology/Sociology Elective requirement may not be used for the Social Sciences Elective requirement.
2 At least 54 hours in 300-400 level courses are required.
3 Select two courses from PSYC 110 *, PSYC 220 , PSYC 301 ; SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *.
4 Select six hours of the same foreign language at the intermediate level, chosen from the University General Education list .
5 Specialty Areas : Students must complete a total of three specialty areas of nine credit hours each. Students wishing to emphasize one specialty area may satisfy two of their three specialty areas by taking 18 credit hours in that area. A course may be counted in one specialty area only and may not be used to fulfill any other elective requirement. Check the Undergraduate Catalog for any prerequisites required for these courses.
6 A total of 12 hours selected from 300-400 level child and family studies courses or 300-400 level sociology, history, psychology, political science, anthropology, educational psychology, counselor education, or recreation and sports management courses.
7 Meets Communicating through Writing (WC) and Communicating Orally (OC) requirements.
8 CFS 470 , CFS 480  and CFS 490  require a cumulative GPA of 2.5; completion of all prerequisites enforced by the registration system; a minimum grade of C in all child and family studies courses; completed application; student conduct and criminal background clearance. CFS 470  and CFS 480  must be completed in one semester. CFS 490  may be completed over several semesters.


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