Home & Family Studies

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Chances are that you are part of a family. Understanding how individuals and families grow, develop and interact with each other and within communities can be a great benefit. BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Home and Family Studies was created to help students gain basic knowledge and provide training in areas like parenting, child development and family relations to better fulfill individual roles within families and homes.

This program provides students with a basic understanding and training in home and family studies principles and practices.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Schools
  • Day Care Facilities
  • Small Businesses
  • Social and Human Services
  • Community Services

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at onlineadvising@byui.edu

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THESE COURSES:
CHILD 210 Child Development 3
FAML 100 The Family 3
TAKE 3 OF THESE COURSES:
FAML 220 Parenting 3
FAML 300 Marriage 3
FCS 160 Home and Family Resource Management 3
FAML 160 Family Relations 3

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.