John Brown University

Department of Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Department of Family Studies seeks to better equip for human services by offering a bachelor program in Family and Human Services and a minor in Family Studies. This innovative curriculum follows the course guidelines of the National Council on Family Relations as closely as possible, incorporating Family Studies courses with coursework from other departments to provide the student theological, theoretical, and practical training. Students who have earned the degree in Family and Human Services serve in a variety of capacities such as family educators, family caseworkers, social services, youth counselors, mental health technicians, dispute mediators, foster care caseworkers, and adoption and placement counselors. The degree in Family and Human Services provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, family education, and other related fields.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Martha Morgan
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family & Human Sciences
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Building Strong Relationships
  • Introduction to Family Science
  • Theories of Personality
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Living
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Family Life
  • Family Communication
  • Counseling the Adolescen
  • Senior Seminar
  • Critical Concerns with Adolescents
  • Family Law and Society
  • Internship
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
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
September 2010 (both)
CFLE Contact
Holly Allen, Ph.D. (Child & Family Studies) & Nick Ogle, Ph.D. (Family & Human Services)
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