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MAP: Child and Family Studies

This interdisciplinary major prepares students to become professionals who work within agencies that help children, adolescents, and their families. The major recognizes that these individuals need both broad-based coursework and experiences in a variety of settings. Understanding human development and the social context of development are emphasized.

At the core of the major are courses that focus on learning, developmental difference, and social and cultural factors that influence development. Majors also select an area of specialization: Administration, Human Services or Later Life Families. Each area leads students toward a different career path. The Administration track is designed for those who want to become directors or administrators of programs that serve children and/or families. The Human Services track is designed for those who want to work in human services or other social service agencies. The major is also individualized for students through the practicum, choices offered in the area of specialization, and the senior seminar.

Child and Family Studies (52 semester hours for major)

Education Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
EDUC 112 Educational Implications of Diversity (3) (or EDUC 500)
EDUC 334* Family-Centered Practices (3)

Psychology Requirements (13 Credit Hours)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSYC 321: Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 220 Pre-School Practicum (1)

Choose two of the following:
PSYC 205 Child Development (3)
PSYC 208 Lifespan Development (3)
PSYC 308 Adolescence and Youth (3)
PSYC 309 Adulthood and Aging (3)

Sociology Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
SOCI 101 The Sociological Perspective (3)
SOCI 345 Sociology of the Family (3)

Health Education Requirement (6 Credit Hours)
HLTH 365 School and Community Health (3)
HLTH 380 Health Issues and Programs (3)

Child and Family Studies Elective Requirement (3 Credit Hours)
Choose one of the following:
CRMJ 490 Topics in Criminal Justice (3)
PSYC 409 Topics in Psychology (3)
SOCI 352 Topics in Sociology (3)

Child and Family Studies Seminar (3 credits)
CHFST 495: Senior Seminar (3)

Specialization: Administration (15 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following pairs of courses (6 credits):
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3) AND
ECON 216: Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Choose three of the following (9 credits)
ACCT 420 Accounting Information Systems (3)
BUSI 318 Managerial Finance (3)
BUSI 321 Management Techniques (3)
BUSI 325 Statistics (3)
BUSI 341 Marketing Techniques (3)
BUSI 415 Human Recource Management (3)
POLS 321 Public Administration (3)


Specialization: Human Services (15 Credit Hours)

CRMJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
SOCI 301 American Society: Class and Culture (3)

Choose three of the following (9 credits)
COMM 335 Small Group Communication (3)
COMM 340 Gender Communication (3)
COMM 446 Interpersonal Communication (3)
CRMJ 250 American Courts (3)
CRMJ 270 American Corrections (3)
CRMJ 342 Criminology (3)
POLS 321 Public Administration (3)
POLS 322 Public Policy (3)
SOCI 320 Racial and Cultural Minorities (3)

Specialization: Later Life Families (15 Credit Hours)

HLSC 312 Social Gerontology (3)
PHIL 305 Biomedical Ethics (3)

Choose three of the following (9 credits)
CRMJ 343 Victimology (3)
HLSC 307 Health Communication and Promotion (3)
HLSC 322 Health Policy (3)
POLS 321 Public Administration (3)
POLS 322 Public Policy (3)
SOCI 320 Racial and Cultural Minorities (3)


*Additional field work required

For a complete listing of MAP requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Muskingum Adult Program Guidebook(pdf).