The department of Home and Family at BYU-Idaho provides a holistic approach to the study of home and family. 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.
Students graduating with this degree will be prepared for entry-level management positions. They will also receive sufficient knowledge to be able to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry of their choice after gaining relevant experience.
STUDENTS WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN THIS AREA COULD BE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Drug and alcohol centers (as an assistant)
Residential treatment homes for adolescents
Victim/witness support services
Adult developmental disability services
Foster care programs
After-school program directors
Recreational specialists in treatment facilities
Nursing home activities coordinator
Child care protective services
Family resource center
Psychosocial rehabilitation specialist (PSR)
Students with a Masters Degree in this area could be suited for careers in the following areas:
Educational psychology (working in public schools)
Marriage and family therapy
Family studies (more emphasis on teaching and education)
Human development and social policy (available at University of Utah)
The BS in Marriage and Family Studies degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses and 54 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 26 elective credits for a total of 120 credits. Minors or concentrations in the Home and Family Department are also available. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.
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.
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