Brigham Young University

School of Family Life Program
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The School of Family Life has over 1,000 undergraduate majors, either pursing a degree in Family Life or Family and Consumer Science Education.  Degrees in Family Life are offered with an emphasis in either Human Development or Family Studies.  The School has COAMFTE-accredited masters and doctoral programs in MFT. Masters and doctoral degree graduate programs are also available in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. In addition, the School administers the university-wide Gerontology Program. Besides offering high quality learning experiences for students, faculty are actively engaged in research on family and human development-related research.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Dean Busby
Department Emphasis
  • 42.2% Human Development
  • 47.2% Family Studies
  • 10.6% Family & Consumer Sciences
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

701 E University Parkway
2086 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Life: Human Development Emphasis
  • Family Life: Family Studies Emphasis
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to the School of Family Life
  • Introduction to Interiors
  • Food Preparation in the Home
  • Introduction to Family Processes
  • Beginning Clothing Construction
  • The Eternal Family
  • Design in the Home
  • Home and Family Living
  • Human Development
  • Advanced Food Preparation
  • Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Programs for Young Children
  • Practicum in Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Preparation for Marriage
  • Marriage Enhancement
  • Housing the Family
  • Parenting & Child Guidance
  • Family Finance
  • Consumerism and the Marketplace for Secondary Teachers
  • Exploration of Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Dynamics of Clothing
  • Intermediate Clothing Construction
  • Critical Inquiry & Research Methods
  • Forming Marital Relationships
  • History of Interior Design and Architecture 1
  • History of Interior Design and Architecture 2
  • Pre-Professional Preparation for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Infant Development in the Family
  • Adolescent Development in the Family & Other Social Contexts
  • Adult Development & Aging
  • Family Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Theories in Family Perspective
  • Family Life in World Religions
  • Social Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Cross-Cultural Family & Human Development
  • Language Development
  • Media, Family and Human Development
  • Child Life in Healthcare Settings
  • Advanced Family Finance
  • Work, Family, and Community
  • Teaching Methods and Instruction in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Practicum in Secondary Education
  • History of Apparel
  • Textiles
  • Advanced Clothing Studies: Patternmaking
  • Special Projects in Advanced Clothing Construction
  • Special Topics in Family Life
  • Academic Internship
  • Addiction, Recovery, Healing in Marriage and Families
  • Research/Creative Works Practicum
  • Administering Programs for Young Children
  • Biological Foundations of Human Development
  • Moral Development
  • Advanced Family Processes
  • The Family & the Law
  • Marital & Family Therapy/Enrichment/Techniques
  • Philosophies of Family Work and Relationships
  • Temporal Welfare in Families
  • Secondary Student Teaching – Consumer Sciences
  • Moral Foundations of Family Life
  • Advanced Clothing Studies: Construction
  • Women's Home-Based Entrepreneurs
  • Family & Public Policy
  • Advanced Issues in Human Development
  • Family Life Education
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Drs. Sarah Coyne (MFHD) and Dr. Jonathan Sandberg (MFT)
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Familial Influences on Social Development
  • Applied Statistics in the Social Sciences
  • Theories of Human Development
  • Work and Family
  • Family Life Education in the University
  • Practicum in Family Life Education
  • Multiple Regression Analysis
  • Experimental Design
  • Research Practicum
  • Structural Equation Modeling in Social Sciences
  • Advances in Human Development
  • Introduction to Research and Theory in Family Science
  • Outreach in Family Life Education
  • Religion and Family
  • The Individual and Family over the Life Course
  • Graduate Research Methods
  • Independent Readings
  • Research on Sexuality
  • Development of Aggression
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Social Withdraw and Self-Process
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Fathering
  • Master's Thesis
  • Advanced Statistical Methods
  • Family Theory Construction
  • Doctoral Dissertation
  • Workshop in MFT
  • Readings in MFT
  • Research Methods for MFT
  • Research Practicum
  • Advanced Statistics in Family Studies
  • Theoretical Foundations of Family Systems for MFT
  • Analysis & Treatment of Human Sexual Development
  • Addictions and Violence in Families
  • Theoretical Foundations of MFT
  • Psychopathology & Assessment in MFT
  • Marital & Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family & Multigenerational Psychotherapy
  • Issues of Gender & Ethnicity in MFT
  • Intermediate Practicum in MFT
  • Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues for Family Therapists
  • Group Process Interaction
  • Independent Readings
  • Pre-Marital and Re-Marital Intervention
  • Spirituality in C P
  • Play Therapy
  • Master's Thesis
  • Family Therapy Research Methods
  • Supervising MFT
  • Advanced Theory in MFT
  • Advanced Clinical Specialization in MFT
  • Family Therapy for Children & Adolescents
  • Advanced Practicum in MFT
  • Supervision Practicum in MFT
  • Clinical Internship
  • Dct MFT Theory
  • Dct MFT Research
  • Dct MFT Techniques
  • MFT Professional Issues
  • Doctoral Dissertation
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage, Family, & Human Development
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Marriage, Family, & Human Development
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
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
CFLE Contact
Stephen F. Duncan, Ph.D., CFLE
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