Columbia College

Department of Human Relations
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The Human Relations department is composed of four majors; psychology, behavioral science, social work, and child and family studies (CFS). The CFS program was instituted in 2000 and is composed of three tracks: 1) Administration and Management which prepares students to work in an administrative or management position in an agency of business providing services to children and families (e.g. child care centers, elder day care, nursing home administration, etc.), 2) Child and Family Research which prepares students whose primary goal is child and family research, and 3) Child/Family Intervention which prepares students for working in a social/family agency or attending graduate school for counselor education, social work, applied sociology, or child and family studies.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Joyce W. Fields (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Family Science
  • 50% Human Development
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Early Care & Education
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Psychology of Sexual Behavior
  • Human Development and the Social Environment I & II
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Marriage
  • Family Development
  • Ethnic and Minority Groups
  • Family Issues and Treatment
  • Aging
  • Practicum
  • Parenting
  • Intervention with Children
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.