B.S. Degree in Family Science/Human Development
This degree has as its emphasis a strong general education in the field of Family Science/Human Development and provides students with a broad, general approach to the study of the family. This degree is primarily intended for those students who do not wish to pursue graduate school.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science/Human Development will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamic nature of the family and of the conceptual framework on which current family relations theories are based.
- Gain approval as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).
- Demonstrate a knowledge of various cultures and family structure types in our society.
- Demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities applicable to Family Science majors on the bachelor’s level.
- Demonstrate spiritual development and service to the church.
- Develop an international perspective that encourages tolerance and appreciation of individual differences.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. Minor required.
30 Hours family science
- BIBL-3453 Personal and Family Finance
- COMM-3353 Interpersonal Communication
- FMST-1113 Introduction to Family Science
- FMST-2423 Parent-Child Relations
- FMST-3513 Child Welfare
- FMST-3523 Human Sexuality
- FMST-3533 Family Life Education
- FMST-4123 Divorce and Stepfamily Relationships
- FMST-4713 Family Science Practicum
- FMST-4733 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues
6 Hours family science electives
12 Hours in human development chosen from
- CHDV-3013 Nature and Characteristics of the Preschool and Primary Age Child
- CHDV-4023 Topics in Early Childhood
- FMST-3613 Adolescence and Early Adulthood
- FMST-3723 Gerontology
- FMST-3913 Family Development
- PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology
A minor in psychology is highly recommended.