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Child and Family Science

B.S. in Child and Family Science

Family Science Option

The Family Science program focuses on the scientific study of the family relationship context of child and adult development. Courses correspond with suggested content areas outlined by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), including  internal dynamics of families, interpersonal relationships, human growth and development, families in society, parent education, family resource management, family law and public policy, and family life education. Graduates pursue opportunities in family life education (e.g., parenting education and  relationship enrichment) , military family support, and child and family service agencies. It provides an excellent foundation for graduate training in family therapy.

1. Major requirements (54 units)

Pre-Major requirements (9 units)
CFS 31, 39, and 153; passing score (70% or better) on qualifying exam

Core Requirements (18 units)
CFS 100, 130W, 134, 143S, 135; COUN 150

Family Science Requirements (27 units)
CFS 32, 38, 131, 179; CFS 136 or 137 or 138 or 146; FIN 30; PH 91 or PH 127 or PSYCH 132; COUN 174 or PSYCH 175; CFS 193I

2. General Education requirements (49 units)

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements); may be used toward a minor

5. Total units (120)*

* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. See advisor for details.

For more information visit the General Catalog.