Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how behavior of individuals in a family unit can be analyzed, explained, and enhanced. You will study factors which affect relationships between husband and wife, parent and child, and between core family and tended family, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. You will learn about human development from infancy to old age. You will study disruptions to family structure, such as child abuse, divorce, illness, and death, and learn how to apply intervention therapy and other strategies to solve or lessen family problems.
- A certificate program or an associate degree prepares individuals for support or paraprofessional positions with social service agencies.
- A bachelor's degree is desirable for most positions, such as in nursing, nutrition, as a social worker, or in the field of biology.
- A graduate degree is usually necessary to teach in college, provide psychological counseling and therapy, or work as an anthropologist.
- Daycare Operator (Child/Adult)
- Home Economist
- Human Services Worker
- Social Worker
- Teacher (Kindergarten)
- Teacher (Preschool)