The Bachelor of Science degree in Marriage and Family Studies prepares students to understand the dynamics of healthy and strong families and to work in a wide range of human service professions, especially those servicing children, youth, and families. The major has a strong applied focus. In addition, the department teaches courses designed to strengthen students’ testimonies in the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach doctrines and skills to help maintain and strengthen the home as the most effective place of instruction, and provide a well-balanced education for teaching the importance of home and family.

The Department of Labor listed the job outlook within the social and human services sector as growing faster than average, with many of these jobs being entry-level positions. This degree helps students by emphasizing knowledge and skills that are applicable in a variety of work settings. All students complete the first two certificates (step 1) and then choose from one of the advanced certificates to complete their degree (step 2). The degree is designed to allow students the flexibility of completing more than one of the advanced certificates.


MFS Campus Degree

(Effective April 2020)

 

Complete Internship Requirement: FAML 498R (2)

(Courses are 3 credits unless specified otherwise)

Step 1

Certificate in Marriage, Family, and Human Relations (14)

(Year 1)

FAML 150 Introduction to Marriage and Family Studies (1)
FAML 160 Family Relations 
PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology 
CHILD 210 Child Development 
FAML 220 Parenting 

(Year 2)

Certificate in Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning (15)

FAML 300 Marriage 
FAML 400 Family Theories & Dynamics 
FAML 460 Child & Family Advocacy 
MATH 221C Social Science Statistics 
PSYCH 302 Research Methods OR CHILD 400 Research Methods

Step 2

(Year 3 & 4)
Choose 1

Certificate in Child & Family Advocacy (15)

Certificate in Human Services (15)

Certificate in Parent & Family Education (15)

COMM 102 Public Speaking  FAML 360 Stress & Coping  FAML 200 Preparation for Marriage (2)
BUS 374 Social Innovation   FAML 420 Helping Relationship  FAML 120 Parenting Skills (1)
FAML 430 Family & Community  FAML 430 Family & Community  FAML 445 Family Practicum (4)
MKT 351 Social Media Marketing SW 463 Child Welfare Services  FCS 340 Money Management 
    CHILD 330 Parent Education (2)
 
Take one of these:
  • POLSC 110 American Government 
  • POLSC 170 International Politics
Take one of these:
  • HS 460 Drugs of Use and Abuse 
  • PSYCH 342 Abnormal Psych
Take one of these:
  • CHILD 300 Infant Toddler Development 
  • CHILD 310 Early and Middle Development 
  • CHILD 320 Adolescent Development


MFS Online Degree

 

Complete Internship Requirement: FAML 498R (2)

(Courses are 3 credits unless specified otherwise)

Step 1

(Year 1)

Certificate in Marriage, Family, and Human Relations (14)

FAML 110 Marriage Skills (1)
FAML 150 Introduction to Marriage and Family Studies (1)
FAML 160 Family Relations 
PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology 
CHILD 210 Child Development 
FAML 220 Parenting 

(Year 2)

Certificate in Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning (15)

FAML 300 Marriage 
FAML 400 Family Theories & Dynamics 
FAML 460 Child & Family Advocacy 
MATH 221C Social Science Statistics 
PSYCH 302 Research Methods

Step 2

(Year 3 & 4) 
Choose 1

Certificate in Child & Family Advocacy (15)

Certificate in Human Services (15)

Certificate in Parent & Family Education (15)

COMM 102 Public Speaking  FAML 360 Stress & Coping  FAML 200 Preparation for Marriage (2)
BUS 374 Social Innovation   FAML 420 Helping Relationship  FAML 120 Parenting Skills (1)
FAML 430 Family & Community  FAML 430 Family & Community  FAML 445 Family Practicum (4)
SMMBC 160 Social Media Advocacy SW 463 Child Welfare Services  FCS 340 Money Management 
 POLSC 110 American Government   HS 460 Drugs of Use and Abuse  CHILD 330 Parent Education (2)
COMM 102 Public Speaking