Anderson University

Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice & Family Science
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The department offers majors in each of the afore-mentioned disciplines as well as an associate's degree in criminal justice. Depending on their interests and areas of study, students are prepared to enter careers related to law enforcement; courts and corrections; victim advocacy and assistance; family services and youth programs; family life or parent education programs; leadership roles in church, school, and community; entry-level positions in government or business; and social work. The programs also provide a foundation for graduate study.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Bruce K. MacMurray (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 80% Family Studies
  • 20% Child/Human Development
Campus Enrollment
2,611
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012
United States

Phone Number
765-641-4510
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Introduction to Family Science
  • Courtship & Marriage
  • Human Behavior & Social Environment
  • Human Sexuality
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Family Diversity
  • Dynamics of Marital Interaction
  • Parenting
  • Family Law & Public Policy
  • Child Welfare
  • Social Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Independent Study
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Sociological Theory & Practice
  • Financial Planning
  • Family Stress and Strategies for Intervention
  • Family Life Education Methodology and Professional Ethics and Practice
  • Social Work Practice with Families & Groups
  • Practicum
  • Family Science Internship
  • Family Science Integrative Seminar
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Undergrad Comments

The department offers majors in each of the afore-mentioned disciplines as well as an associate's degree in criminal justice. Depending on their interests and areas of study, students are prepared to enter careers related to law enforcement; courts and corrections; victim advocacy and assistance; family services and youth programs; family life or parent education programs; leadership roles in church, school, and community; entry-level positions in government or business; and social work. The programs also provide a foundation for graduate study.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
11/1/1997
CFLE Contact
Leroy Andrew Quashie
CFLE Contact Email