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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Family and Consumer Studies, Child Development and Family Studies Concentration, B.S.


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Department of Human Sciences 
615-898-2884
Beth Emery, program coordinator
Beth.Emery@mtsu.edu
 

The curriculum leading to a major in Family and Consumer Studies is designed primarily for preparation in broad areas of the field. Electives may be used to build strong combinations with other fields of interest. A major in Family and Consumer Studies requires the selection of one concentration from the two available plus one minor.

The concentration in Child Development and Family Studies is a nationally approved program that offers preparation for a student to become a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Completion of this program leads to career opportunities with family life education, social service agencies, day care programs (care giving and administration), crisis intervention programs, and senior citizen services; in business as consultants; in medical settings as child life specialists; and as advocates for children and families.

NOTE: Students interested in becoming Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) must earn a grade of C- or higher in all CFLE-approved CDFS and related courses.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Family and Consumer Studies, Child Development and Family Studies, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are recommended for this major:

  • MATH 1010 (Math)
  • PSY 1410 (Soc/Beh Sci)

Minor (15 hours)


Electives (2 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Family and Consumer Studies, Child Development and Family Studies


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


NOTE:


*CFLE courses - students must earn C- or higher for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certification.

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