Family Life: Family Studies

Family Life: Family Studies
Hours46 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The School of Family Life requires a minimum of 18 hours of SFL upper-division course work to be taken in residency at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Students who do not plan to pursue a graduate program beyond the bachelor's degree should take other courses that will enhance their employment opportunities. Consult a faculty advisor or your academic advisor for suggested minors, majors, and skills. Students are encouraged to take student development courses related to career planning in their junior or senior year.
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Family studies upper-division core course:
requirement 4 Complete 1 option
Complete one of the following 2 tracks:
option 4.1 Complete 3 groups
group 4.1.2 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: For SFL 399R and 403R, family studies-related experiences are preferred. Only 3 credit hours of 399R or 403R may count toward the 46 credit hour graduation requirement. For exceptions for capstone courses, contact the department.
group 4.1.3 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 6 credit hours from any SFL courses not already taken above.
option 4.2 Complete 3 groups
group 4.2.3 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Students planning to qualify for some Master of Social Work (MSW) degree programs may want to consider an SFL 399R experience in a human service-related agency. Some MSW programs may require more than 3 credit hours of internship, however, only 3 credit hours of internship may count for SFL credit.
Program Outcomes

Marriage and Family Content and Theory

Demonstrate understanding of major concepts, theories, and research findings in substantive areas related to marriage, family, and home.

Research and Evaluation Methodologies

Critically evaluate and/or use the various methodologies used in marriage and family studies research.

Effective Writing and Analysis

Write professional research papers on marriage and family studies questions that demonstrate an ability to synthesize and critically evaluate research related to specific theories and/or substantive areas.