Pullman students may pursue a certificate in family studies while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, another bachelor’s degree, or independent of completion of a bachelor’s degree. The certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and professional skills to seek employment in a variety of settings that provide services to families including: family counseling centers, parent education organizations, family crisis centers, battered women’s shelters, and many other organizations that address family needs and issues.
- Work closely with an advisor in the Department of Human Development to take the designated courses to complete a certificate in Family Studies, including an internship.
- Complete the courses required for the certificate in family studies including an internship.
- Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 for the courses required for the certificate in family studies.
- When requirements are completed for the certificate, the student is awarded with a Certificate in Family Studies. This shows that the student has completed a course of study that focuses on family relationships and issues. (Note: This does not mean the student is state certified.)
**Note: All HD majors are required to take 42 credit hours of Human Development courses.**
|Elective HD Courses Required for the Family Studies Certificate (25 credit hours)|
|HD 204||Family Interactions||3 Credits|
|HD 301||Family Stress & Coping||3 Credits|
|HD 302||Parent-Child Relatinships||3 Credits|
|HD 320 [M]||Resource Management||3 Credits|
|*||*Any Upper Division HD Course||3 Credits|
|HD 350||Family Diversity||3 Credits|
|HD 403||Families in Poverty||3 Credits|
|HD 498||Field Placement||4-8 Credits||Elective Courses that Support the Family Studies Certificate|
|HD 300||Child Maltreatment||3 Credits|
|HD 479||Planning & Evaluation in HD||3 Credits|
|HD 480||Instructional Strategies in HD||3 Credits|
|HD 485||Participate in HD Research||*|
|MGMT 301||Principles of Management & Organization||3 Credits|
|PSYCH 230||Human Sexuality||3 Credits|
|SOC 351||The Family||3 Credits|