Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Sciences, B.S.

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Family sciences prepares students to work with individuals and families in unique ways. Positions include coordinators of community education and outreach, crisis management, residential care, family financial management, research and planning, and social service workers. Students completing the program are eligible to apply to become certified family life educators through the National Council on Family Relations. Contact the Department of Family Sciences, 315 Funkhouser Building, 859-257-7750, for more information about this optional credential. 

Each student must complete the following:

  1. Complete UK Core requirements.
  2. Complete 120 credit hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0.
  3. Complete the required curriculum in the major program.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30-31

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 9

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 22

Subtotal: Major hours: 30

Professional Support

In addition to the major requirements, each student in consultation with his or her academic advisor will select a minimum of 18-21 credits in course work in a university recognized minor. At least 12 of these hours must be at the 300 level or above. A minor is a structured group of courses that leads to considerable knowledge and understanding of a subject. Suggested minors include Psychology, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Appalachian Studies, Business, Communication, Health Promotion, Human Nutrition, Community and Leadership Development, etc.

Students must contact the department responsible for the minor program for guidance and advising.

Subtotal: Professional Support: 18-21


Electives at the 300 level or above to reach 120 credits including sufficient credits to reach 45 hours at the 300 level or above. Work with an advisor to select additional FAM classes if available.

Subtotal: Electives: 7


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