Family Studies Minor
A minor in family studies can serve as a support area for students majoring in one of the social or behavioral sciences such as psychology or sociology. In addition, a minor can serve as an ideal complement for students in a professional field, such as social work, nursing, education or law enforcement.
The family studies minor has three required core courses and two elective courses. There are three designated options within the family studies minor. Contact an academic advisor or the advising office for information on these options.
Required (20 total credits)
Required Core Courses (12 credits)
- HSFS 143 The Family: A Social/Psychological Exploration
Students must take this course at the start of their matriculation into the program.
- HSFS 338 Family: Racial, Gender and Class Dimensions
- HSFS 339 Issues and Actions in Family Policy
Elective Courses (8 credits)
Students select any elective courses from the list below.
- HSCD 301 Substance Use and the Family
- HSER 352 Family Counseling
- HSER 415 Spirituality and Helping
- HSFS 341 Work and Family
- HSFS 342 Children in U.S. Society
- HSFS 399 Selected Topics in Family Studies
- HSG 378 Thanatology: The Study of Death and Dying
- HSVP 308 Family Violence Across the Lifespan