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Minor in Family Studies

The minor in Family Studies requires a minimum of 21 semester hours, and is available completely online. A grade of “C” or above must be earned in the following Family and Consumer Science (FACS) courses required for the minor:

Required Courses

  • FACS 191: Child Development
  • FACS 310: Management of Family Resources
  • FACS 311: Family Relations
  • FACS 494: Parenting Strategies
  • FACS 495: Interpersonal/Relationship Violence
  • AND 6 hours of approved electives

Additional Information

A minor is required for most major areas of study at WKU. For additional information about online undergraduate degree options, visit or for overall degree requirements (i.e. minimum number of hours required, etc.), please visit

Contact Us

For additional information, please email Dr. Adam West or or call 888-4WKUWEB.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14