The Family Studies Minor

All students must take one course (4 credits) of the following:

  • COJO 472 Family Communication (4 credits)  
  • PSYC 288 Psychology of Marriage and the Family (4 credits) 
  • SOCI 321 Marriages and Families (4 credits)

All students must choose three courses (12 credits) from among the following:

  • CATH 234/ PHIL 234 Love, Sex and Friendship (4 credits) 
  • CDC 305 Chemical Dependency and the Family (4 credits)* 
  • COJO 220 Interpersonal Communication (4 credits)
  • COJO 472 Family Communication (4 credits) 
  • ENTR 349 Family Business Management (4 credits) 
  • FAST 243, 393, or 495 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits) 
  • FAST 498 Experiential Learning/Internship (2 or 4 credits) 
  • HLTH 342 Community Health and Family Life Education (4 credits) 
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Education (4 credits) 
  • IDSC 291 The Anatomy of Violence (4 credits) 
  • PSYC 200 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood (4 credits) 
  • PSYC 202 Lifespan Development (4 credits) 
  • PSYC 203 Psychology of Adolescence (4 credits) 
  • PSYC 204 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4 credits) 
  • PSYC 288 Psychology of Marriage and the Family 
  • SOWK 2100C Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality (4 credits)* 
  • SOWK 340T Human Behavior and the Social Environment (4 credits) 
  • SOWK 401T Generalist Practice I: Small Client Systems (available only to social work majors) (4 credits) 
  • SOWK 441T Family Resilience and Diversity (4 credits) 
  • SOCI 297 Family in Italian Study (4 credits)
  • SOCI 304 Adolescence in Society (4 credits) 
  • SOCI 321 Marriages and Families (4 credits) 
  • SOCI 354 Sex in Society (4 credits)  
  • THEO 423 Christian Marriage (4 credits)

Students must take this one course (4 credits):

  • FAST 400 Family Studies Capstone Seminar (4 credits)

TOTAL 20 Credits

* courses offered at St. Catherine University

NOTE: A student may take no more than two courses from a single discipline toward the minor in Family Studies.