Minor

A Minor in Family Studies teaches how to nurture and strengthen personal relationships, explore issues around dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, and the contemporary issues facing families in diverse contexts.

 The program requires that students complete the following

Lower-level Requirements (12 credits):

  • 3 credits of FMST 210
  • 3 credits of SOCI 200 Sociology of Family
  • 6 credits of FMST or SOCI at the 100-level or higher

Upper-level Requirements (18 credits):

  • 3 credits of classical sociological theory (from SOCI 370 or SOCI 371)
  • 15 additional credits of 300- and/or 400-level SOCI courses

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To earn a Minor in Family Studies, an undergraduate student must successfully complete 30 credits in Family Studies (FMST) and select Sociology (SOCI) courses, including:

Required Courses:
Students must successfully complete all of the following courses:

  • FMST 210: Family Context of Human Development (3 credits)
  • SOCI 200: Sociology of Family (3 credits)
  • SOCI 320: Diversity in Family Forms (3 credits)
  • SOCI 415: Theories of Family and Kinship (3 credits)

Choose 6 from this List of Courses:

Students must choose and successfully complete 6 courses from the list below:

  • FMST 238: Family Resource Management (3 credits)
  • FMST 312: Parent-Child Relationships (3 credits)
  • FMST 314: Relationship Development (3 credits)
  • FMST 316: Human Sexuality (3 credits)
  • SOCI 324: Sociology of the Lifecourse (3 credits)
  • SOCI 344: Sociology of Aging (3 credits)
  • SOCI 369: Sociology of Sexualities (3 credits)
  • SOCI 441: Society, Economy, and Family (3 credits)
  • SOCI 442: Families and Work (3 credits)

 

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