Human Services Family Studies
The human services family studies concentration (49 credits) is designed to expose and engage students in a variety of topics related to family function, family structure and family dynamics. Family studies is a multidisciplinary area. It is informed by sociological, historical, anthropological, psychological and other emerging perspectives. Students learn that families are shaped by and adapt to a range of economic, political, cultural and psychological factors. A human services major with a focus in family studies appeals to those students considering working with families as their primary client group in either the public or private human service arena. The primary concern of the program is the social health of all families as well as interventions and policies for serving families.
The family studies course work is also available for those students who want to understand and contextualize their own family experience.
Declare Your Program
The degree programs consist of a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 credits in human services, of which 40 credits must be upper division Metropolitan State University course work or competency demonstration. The degree programs have the following components:
- General education and liberal studies (including general psychology and introduction to sociology as prerequisites before or as you begin your major program coursework)
- A background check
- Required human services core courses (20 credits)
- Other required human services coursework, depending upon the concentration
- A practicum in human services organization(s)
- Minor program courses (if desired); and
- Other electives