Freed-Hardeman University

Department of Behavioral Sciences & Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies seeks to assist students in understanding human behavior and criminal behavior, child development, family relations and societal and cultural changes. In addition, the Department seeks to prepare students with intellectual and vocational skills to function in a variety of professional service occupations.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Lisa Beene (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 25% Child and Family Studies
  • 25% Criminal Justice
  • 25% Psychology
  • 25% Social Work
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

158 E. Main St.
Henderson, TN 38340
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Director
Dr. Sam Jones
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child and Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Child Development
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Death and Dying
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Parenting and Family Relations
  • Human Sexuality
  • Child Management Through Adolescence
  • Family Policies
  • Family Life Education Methodology
  • Personal and Family Financial Planning
  • Family and Individual Counseling
  • Administration of Child and Family Programs
  • Interpersonal Communication (taught in Communication Department)
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments


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
Joyce Bloomingburg
CFLE Contact Email