College of Education & Human Sciences
What is Family Studies?
Family Studies is a discipline that focuses on families, the challenges they face, and how to help them meet those challenges, and improve their quality of life.
As a discipline, Family Studies is based on social sciences, which means you will take courses in research design, data analysis, and theory. This scientific background will help you understand how research, theory, and practice are related, and how you can apply this information to your work with families. You will also take courses in:
Did you Know? CNN Money rated the Family Studies major as, "the top major you never heard of that could get you a job when you graduate with a bachelor's degree."
The Family Studies program at The W prepares students to become a provisional Certified Life Educator (CFLE) upon graduation. Provisional certification requires content knowledge in each of the ten family life content areas. Full certification is available when sufficient work experience hours in the field have been completed.
For more information on CFLE: http://www.ncfr.org/cfle-certification/what-family-life-education.
Department of Psychology & Family StudiesDr. Holleen KroghChair
321 EDHS Building Phone: (662) 329-7365
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439