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About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

The mission of the Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department is to enhance lifelong learning and the personal, social, economic, and environmental well-being of diverse individuals, families, and communities through state-of-the art extension, research, and teaching programs.



P.O. Box 110310


The certificate can be completed as part of the family, youth and community sciences major and is intended to provide an advantage in today's competitive job market. Courses in 10 key areas of family life and an internship prepare students to offer specialized programs to families.

Students must be admitted to the FYCS major and must maintain all required academic progress standards for the major. FYC 3001 is a prerequisite or corequisite for many of the required courses.

Required Courses

ANT 2301Human Sexuality and Culture3
or FYC 4932 Special Topics in Family, Youth, and Community Science
EDF 3110Human Growth and Development3
FYC 3005Introduction to Personal and Family Financial Planning3
FYC 3101Parenting and Family Development3
FYC 3112Contemporary Family Problems and Interventions3
FYC 3201Foundations of Youth Development3
FYC 4212Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions3
FYC 4503Methods of Family Life Education3
FYC 4622Planning and Evaluating Family, Youth and Community Science Programs3
FYC 4660Family Policy3
SDS 4410Interpersonal Communication Skills3
SYG 2430Marriage and Family3
FYC 4941Practicum in Family, Youth and Community Sciences 13
Total Credits39