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AHS Family Studies

The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who are interested in working in a family-focused environment. The graduates will have a broad knowledge base working with children and families.

Family Studies Concentration Requirements

HMD 211 Human Nutrition

FACS 180 Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences

FACS 191 Child Development

FACS 310 Management of Family Resources

FACS 311 Family Relations

FACS 312 Ethics for Family Life

FACS 399 Implication of Research in Family & Child Studies

FACS 410 Internship

FACS 422 Adolescent Psychology

FACS 493 Family Life Education

FACS 494 Parenting Strategies

FACS 495 Family and Relationship Violence

FACS 497 Family Home Visiting

FACS 499 Family Policy Analysis

PSYS 423 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging ORSOC 342 Aging in Society

SOC 359 Sexuality and Society OR  PH 365 Human Sexuality OR SOCL 359 Sexuality and Society

Approved Elective Courses (Choose one)

FACS 395 Child and Family Stress

PH 444 Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Note: A grade of "C: or better is required in all courses in the major.

 Examples of Positions: Community Center, Extension Service, Family Life Education

For more information, please contact the department by phone 270-745-4352 or email deirdre.lawless@wku.edu

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352


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 Last Modified 10/24/22