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Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Studies Concentration


Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Studies

The central purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Studies Concentration, is to prepare students who are interested in working in a family-focused environment. Graduates will have a broad knowledge base working with children and families. The major will provide graduates with entry-level competencies for child and family life.

Starting your bachelor's degree program can be completed by following the steps below:

  • Apply for admission 
  • Submit Required Materials:
    • Beginning Freshmen: An official high school transcript (no faxed transcripts accepted) and ACT or SAT scores. Students over the age of 21 may substitute the ACCUPLACER for ACT/SAT.
    • Transfer Students: Send your official transcripts from each college attended to Undergraduate Admissions. You may request electronic transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. This speeds up the admissions process considerably. If your school is not listed with the Clearinghouse, please contact them directly to see if they have another process in place for electronic submissions or request that an official copy be sent by mail. Transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit earned, must also submit high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

To Apply to WKU:

Complete the WKU Domestic and International Undergraduate Application

Under Planned Course of Study Section, Choose:

  1. Category of Study >>> Bachelor's Degree
  2. Planned Course of Study >>> Family & Consumer Sciences
  3. Concentration >>> Family Studies
  4. Primary Location >>> Online

Admission Application Deadlines

Kentucky and Out-of-State Residents

  • Fall Semester: August 1
  • Spring Semester: January 1
  • Summer Term: May 1

International Students

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: September 1
  • Summer Term: March 1

Family Studies Major Requirements

  • HMD 211 (formerly FACS 111): Human Nutrition
  • FACS 180: Foundations in Consumer & Family Sciences
  • FACS 191: Child Development
  • FACS 310: Management of Family Resources
  • FACS 311: Family Relations
  • FACS 380: Professional Presentation Techniques in Consumer & Family Sciences
  • FACS 399: Implications of Research in Family & Child Studies
  • FACS 492: Growth and Guidance of Children
  • FACS 493: Family Life Education
  • FACS 494: Parenting Strategies
  • FACS 499: Critical Issues in Family & Child Studies
  • FACS 410: Internship
  • SOCL 300: Using Statistics in Sociology
  • PSY 423: Psychology of Adult Life and Aging OR
  • SOCL 342: Aging in Society
  • PSY 430: Psychology of Women OR
  • SOCL 466: Gender, Family, and Society OR
  • SOCL 355: Sociology of Gender
  • SOCL 359: Sexuality and Society OR
  • PH 365: Human Sexuality

A Grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the major.

Please Note: In addition to the courses listed above, the Family Studies Major requires a minor and 44 hours as part of the Colonnade (formerly General Education) program. Minors, as well as select Colonnade courses, are available online.Please work with your advisor or support staff in WKU Online to identify online options. 

There are also several minors available online. Please talk with an advisor to develop a program that best meets your needs.


Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certain courses may offered on a rotating basis, so please plan your program of study carefully. Contact Adam West at adam.west@wku.edu for additional information on course offerings.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Program Contact: Lauri Warden
Phone: (270) 745-4352
Email:lauri.warden@wku.edu


WKU Online

Phone: 270-745-5173
Email:learn.online@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 4/2/18