The family studies program strongly focuses on integrating theory, research and practice.
It encompasses a wide range of family structures, dynamics and functions with an emphasis
on the development of interpersonal skills and professional practice. The Family Studies
program prepares students for a variety of positions that focus on families or family
members at all stages of the life continuum in social service, government and education.
Southeast’s family studies program is an accredited Certified Family Life Educator
program. The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) oversees our program, which
includes course work that follows the standards and criteria needed for students to
become Provisional Certified Family Life Educators. For more information, visit the
What You'll Do
- Gain an in-depth understanding of family structures, dynamics and interactions along
with developmental issues across the lifespan.
- Develop skills in assessing, creating and implementing interventions to improve family
- Be trained to work with a wide variety of populations and have the opportunity to
work part-time or volunteer in one of our four state licensed centers that serve children,
seniors and developmentally disabled adults.
- Be offered “real world” experiences through placement in agencies and programs serving
young children and parents, pregnant teens, senior adults, low-income families, and
What You'll Study
- CF102 Relationships in the 21st Century
- CF120 The Child
- CF207 Gerontology Practicum
- CF320 Life Skills Education
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