Child and Family Studies, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Family Studies (B.S.)
The Child & Family Studies major offers three concentrations: Child Development, Family Studies, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
The Family Studies Concentration prepares graduates to work with individuals and families in a variety of social service settings. Positions are available in family resource centers, community agencies, profit and non-profit organizations that provide services for children, youth, adults and families.
To be granted a degree in Child and Family Studies students must have a “C” or better in all CDF and supporting courses.
Upon completion of a degree in Child and Family Studies graduates will be able to:
- assess developmental, political, social, cultural, economic and technological influences on the well-being and diversity of individuals, families and communities;
- design and implement a range of services for individuals, children and families;
- utilize and interpret appropriate individual, family and program evaluation measures;
- access community resources and collaborate with community agencies/services; and
- evaluate and monitor their professional development.
Admission and Progression Requirements for Child and Family Studies with a Concentration in Family Studies
All students who are accepted by EKU’s Admission office and declare their major as Child and Family Studies are admitted to the University as pre-Child and Family Studies majors. However, admission to the pre-Child and Family Studies program does not guarantee admission to the Child and Family Studies program. To be admitted to the Child and Family Studies program concentration Family Studies the following criteria must be met:
- Minimum of 45 hours with a 2.75 overall GPA,
- GPA of 3.0 with a grade of “C” or better in each course in the following courses
Course List Code Title Hours CDF 235 Child Development: Conception-Eight Years 3 CDF 236 Interaction and Guidance 3 CDF 327S Family Involvement with Young Children 3
Once these requirements have been met, the student must apply to the Child and Family Studies Program Director for a change from the pre-Child and Family Studies program to the Child and Family Studies program.
CIP Code: 19.0701
Summary Checklist for General Education
|A: Written Communication||3|
|B: Written Communication||3|
|C: Oral Communication||3|
|A: Historical Science||3|
|B: Social Behavioral Science||3|
|Diversity of Perspectives Experiences||6|
Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.
|University Graduation Requirements|
|Student Success Seminar|
|EDO 100||Student Success Seminar||1|
|Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)|
|CDF 132||Introduction to the Family||3|
|CDF 235||Child Development: Conception-Eight Years 1||3|
|CDF 236||Interaction and Guidance||3|
|CDF 327S||Family Involvement with Young Children||3|
|CDF 424||Diversity Awareness Prof Prac||3|
|CDF 437||Family Stress and Resilience||3|
|NFA 317||Nutrition in the Life Cycle||3|
|FCS 400W||Ethics and Advocacy in Family and Consumer Sciences||3|
|Students must select one of the following Concentrations: 2|
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood
|Students must register for and take the PRAXIS exam which correlates to their degree program, per College of Education requirements. Refer to Degree Works for exam details. The PRAXIS exam must be taken prior to student teaching.|
Course meets Professional Education Requirements.
May include substantial practicum hours, as mandated by program accrediting bodies.
|CDF 232||Identity and Sexuality||3|
|CDF 243||Introduction to Family Life Programs||3|
|CDF 331||Marriage and Intimate Relationships||3|
|CDF 443||Family Studies Practicum 1||9|
|CDF 538||Research Analysis in Child and Family Studies||3|
|CDF 342||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|CDF 441||Family Dynamics in Adulthood and Aging||3|
|Supporting Course Requirements|
|FRM 352||Family as Consumers||3|
|SWK 456||Children's Services||3|
|HEA 345||Drugs, the Individual, and Society||3|
|Choose from one of the following:||3|
|Social Problems (Element 5B) G|
|Social Welfare Policy History G|
CDF 443 Family Studies Practicum is a 9 credit hour course and requires a 3.0 GPA in major requirements prior to enrolling.
Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hours in General Education.