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Minor in Family Services

The Family Services Minor is an interdisciplinary program, which provides a beginning in the search for professional competence in understanding, guiding, and working with families, as well as an opportunity for students to choose coursework that is relevant to their own family responsibilities. It emphasizes the interaction of families with social institutions in our changing society, family relationships and decision-making, and the dynamics of parenting. In addition, courses in this minor have been approved by the state of Wisconsin to count towards the course requirements for the Social Work Training Certificate.

Program Requirements

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 

3

SOC 201 Social Welfare Policy and Services 

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Family Studies 

3

SOC 475 Community Psychology and Service

3

SOC 304 Conflict Resolution

3

PSY 274 Life Span Development OR
PSY 209 Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

 

Elective Courses (6 credits)

EDU 260 Psychology of Development and Learning

3

EDU 261 Differences in Development and Learning

3

PSY 215 Parenting Education and Practice

3

RLS 310 Christian Marriage and Family Life

3

SOC 300 Family Law and Social Policy

3

SOC 301 Social Work Methods I

3

SOC 302 Social Work Methods II

3

SOC 303 Social Work Methods III

3

SOC 373 Cultural Diversity in the USA or other coursework approved by advisor

3

PSY 401 Theory and Practice of Family Therapy

3

Total Program Credits 

24