On this page, you will see an overview of all of the courses requirements necessary to complete you child and family studies (CAFS) degree. You may also want to download the Course Distribution Form for child and family studies.
A degree in child and family studies requires a minimum of 42 earned credits in CAFS, and includes the following:
- CAFS 123 - Professionalism in Child and Family Studies
- CAFS 223 - Introduction to Individual and Family Theories
- CAFS 243 - Human Sexuality
- CAFS 323 - Family Relations
- CAFS 339 - Human Development: Early Childhood
- CAFS 350 - Family Resource Management
- CAFS 359 - Human Development: Adolescent to Young Adulthood
- CAFS 431(G) - Family Issues in Gerontology
- CAFS 432(G) - Families in Crisis
- CAFS 433: - Family Life Education and Methodology
- CAFS 437 - Environments for Young Children
- CAFS 439(G) - Parent Education
- CAFS 440 - Family Law and Public Policy
- CAFS 443 - Ethics of Professional Practice
- CAFS 447 - Internship in Child and Family Studies
A degree in Child and Family Studies requires a College of Liberal Arts-approved minor.
- UNIV 100 (3 hours)
English (9 hours)
- ENGL 101 and ENGL 102
- Any 200-level ENGL literature course
- History (6 hours)
Modern Language (10 hours)
- 101, 102, and 201 courses in FREN, SPAN, GERM, or LATN
Math (6 hours)
- MATH 102 or 103 with 104 or MATH 105
- STAT 214
Sciences (9 hours)
- BIOL 121 and BIOL 122 or 303
Science elective (3 credits
- from CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS)
- Communication (3 hours)
Arts (3 hours)
- Includes courses in VIAR, MUS, THEA, or DANC
Behavioral Science (6 hours)
- SOCI 241
- PSYC 313
- Electives (5 hours of free electives)
All CAFS courses must be passed with a C or better.
Only 1 D is allowed in the minor.
All pre-requisites and co-requisites must be met (see course descriptions)
45 hours must be completed at the 300-400 level.
All substitutions must be approved by the CAFS advisor, director, and department head.
The course distribution sheet is your guide to all the courses you are required to take in order to obtain an undergraduate degree in child and family studies.