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

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

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 the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.