General Studies: Family Life

General Studies: Family Life
Hours33 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This is a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Please contact the BGS office at 1-888-298-3137 or (801) 422-4351.
Have 30 hours of campus residency.
Complete a minimum of 10 hours in the emphasis after formal admission to the BGS program.
Thirty of the 120 hours including 15 hours in the emphasis must be 300-level or above courses.
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 BYU grade point average, a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and a minimum 2.0 emphasis grade point average.
The program must be completed in eight years or less.
All emphasis courses taken after admission to BGS must be BYU courses.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite course (must be completed before taking any other courses, includes preparing academic plan which must be approved before proceeding):
requirement 3 Complete 15.0 hours from the following option(s)
Elective courses:
BYU 300- or 400-level campus courses in the School of Family Life (including Salt Lake Center classes) may also be used to fill this requirement. Note: Only 3 credit hours of 399R may count toward the BGS degree requirements in Family Life. Additional 399R credits may be used as general electives for the upper division hour requirement and for total university hours.
requirement 4 Complete 6.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 4.1 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Any courses not taken in requirement 3 above may be used toward fulfilling this six-hour elective requirement.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
Complete a capstone experience (last course to be completed):
Program Outcomes

Aims of a BYU Education

Describe how their coursework in the BGS program has contributed to the aims of a BYU education:

Spiritually strengthening

Character building

Intellectually enlarging

Preparing for lifelong learning and service.

Marriage, Family, and Human Development Knowledge

Describe major theories and research findings related to marriage, family living, & human development.

Effective Writing and Critical Thinking

Write professional research papers in the discipline that demonstrate an ability to synthesize and critically evaluate research related to specific theories and/or substantive areas.