May 17, 2021
Program Learning Outcomes
- FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN SOCIETAL CONTEXTS. An understanding of families and their relationships to other institutions, such as the educational, governmental, religious, healthcare, and occupational institutions in society.
- FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION METHODOLOGY. An understanding of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs.
- INTERNAL DYNAMICS OF FAMILIES. An understanding of family strengths and weaknesses and how family members relate to each other.
- HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. An understanding of the developmental changes (both typical and atypical) of individuals in families throughout the lifespan. Based on knowledge of physical, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and personality aspects.
- HUMAN SEXUALITY. An understanding of the physiological, psychological, & social aspects of sexual development throughout the lifespan, so as to achieve healthy sexual adjustment.
- INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. An understanding of the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships.
- FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. An understanding of the decisions individuals and families make about developing and allocating resources including time, money, material assets, energy, friends, neighbors, and space, to meet their goals.
- PARENT EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE. An understanding of how parents teach, guide and influence children and adolescents as well as the changing nature, dynamics and needs of the parent/child relationship across the lifespan.
- FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY. An understanding of legal issues, policies, and laws influencing the well-being of families.
- PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND PRACTICE. An understanding of the character and quality of human social conduct, and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues as they relate to professional practice.
- All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major.
- Some courses are only taught one semester per year. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before selecting coursework.
- Other courses may be substituted or added with approval and signature of the Department Chair.
The Department of Family Life and Human Development strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education , as they are prerequisites for required major courses and/or requirements for graduation. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree. These courses may or may not need to be taken before starting any major courses; consult a Student Success Advisor for details.
* Note: Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.
General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)
See General Education for course options.
- Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
- Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)
Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree Type: Arts or Science Requirement (12* or 16** Credits)
Select one degree type from either Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)
- Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits
* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language Requirement 16 Credits
** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Family Life and Human Development - Early Childhood Development Curriculum Summary (53 Credits)
FLHD Core Requirements (24 Credits)
Early Childhood Required Courses (29 Credits)
Free Electives (16-37 Credits)
Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Total Credits, B.A./B.S. Degree: 120