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Child & Family Studies Minor

The child and family studies minor will give you a broad understanding of the different areas in child and family studies. You’ll learn typical individual and family development, which you can apply in your discipline.

The child and family studies minor is a great fit for any student who plans to work with children and adults after graduation. Majors that typically minor in child and family studies include communicative disorders, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology.

A minor in child and family studies also prepares you to become a certified family life educator, which requires a test and some course prerequisites.

See the curriculum for the child and family studies minor in the on-line catalog.

All prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions apply.

Note: This minor takes at least 3 semesters to complete because of the prerequisites.


    CAFS 101 (3 cr.) Introduction to Child and Family Studies
    CAFS 243 (3 cr) - Human Sexuality
    CAFS 323 (3 cr) - Family Relations (Prereq: CAFS 101)
    CAFS 339 (3 cr)- Human Development: Early Childhood (Prereq: CAFS 101 and CAFS 243)
Selected Courses: Choose six (6) credit hours from the following electives:

    CAFS 350 (3 cr) - Family Resource Management (prereq CAFS 101 and MATH 100/103 or 105)
    CAFS 359 (3 cr) - Human Development: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (prereq: CAFS 101)
    CAFS 431(G) (3 cr) - Family Issues in Gerontology (Prereq: CAFS 323)
    CAFS 432(G) (3 cr) - Families in Crisis (Prereq: CAFS 323)
    CAFS 437 (3 cr) - Environments for Young Children (Prereq: CAFS 339)
    CAFS 439(G) (3 cr) - Parent Education (Prereq: CAFS 339 and PSYC 313)
    CAFS 440 (3 cr) - Family Law and Public Policy

Minimum hours required: 18 credits