Program Information

Child and Family Policy

Restrict Results

The Child and Family Policy Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor that gives students an opportunity to study public policy and child and family issues. Students apply their understanding of healthy development to public policies and government programming. This minor requires a completion of 18 credits. To be admitted to the program, students must submit a Declaration of Minor form to their academic advisor, the minor coordinator and their home college dean’s office.

Required core courses (12 credits)
PAF 101 An Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy 3
CFS 201 Family Development or
CFS 202 Development of Children and Youth 3
MAX 201 Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 3
CFS 433 Child Practicum or
CFS 493 Family Practicum or
PAF 410 Practicum in Public Policy 3

Plus one elective course to be chosen from the following (3 credits)

CFS 335 Issues and Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
(Prereq: CFS 202) 3
CFS 395 Seminar: Family and Interventions 3
CFS 479 Power, Conflict, Violence, and the Family 3

Plus one elective course to be chosen from the following (3 credits)

PAF 410 Practicum in Public Policy
          Topic: Non-Profit & Gov Agency Pract.
          Topic: Education Policy
          Topic: Grant Writing
          Topic: Intro to Web Design
          Topic: Data Management of Public Pol
          Topic: Housing
PAF 431 Criminal Justice System
SWK 314 Social Welfare Policy and Services I