This program option is most appropriate for individuals interested in careers in the human development and family science field who have related degrees such as psychology, sociology, and social work.
Careers opportunities for graduates are in the areas of educational programming for individuals and families, community outreach services and other related areas. Positions could include working as case managers, program coordinators, or administrators.
Family and Consumer Sciences graduate students with an interest in the human development and family science field can choose among the following graduate-level courses in the human development and family science area as part of their graduate degree program.
These courses include:
FCS 304 – Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood in Cultural Context (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 305 – Families in Later Life (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 306 – Psychosocial Care of Children & Families in Healthcare Environments (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 307 – Advanced Child Development Applications (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 308 – Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 309 – Couple Relationships (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 310 – Family Crises (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 314 – Early Childhood Nutrition Education (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 330 – Decision-Making for Consumers (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 331 – Consumer Materials (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 333 – Family and Consumer Public Policy (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 364 – Basic Counseling Skills (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 394 – Health Aspects of Aging (3 sem. hr.)
The Graduate Catalog provides course descriptions and other information about these courses and our Master's degree program. Lower level courses are also available for students needing to complete deficiency coursework for their Master's degree and future career success.
Admission and Degree Requirements
Additional information about how to apply and degree requirements is located at the Department's Graduate website.