May 23, 2022
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:
- Complete UK Core requirements.
- Complete 120 credit hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0.
- Complete the required curriculum in the major program.
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
VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning
IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)
Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 9
Subtotal: Premajor hours: 22
Subtotal: Major hours: 30
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.