Lamar University

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
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The Family Studies degree plan is designed to provide an in-depth study of the family and its interrelationships with the larger community, the socialization of the child, and human interaction throughout the lifespan. The student completes an internship at a community agency related to the student's primary interests. The student's professional goals determine selection of supporting courses or specialization area, such as familes & health; families, law & public policy;family science research; family life education & guidance; or, family social services. The Family Studies graduate is qualified to work in private, non-profit, or government agencies that provide care and services for families and children.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
S. Greg Thompson
Campus Enrollment
14,054
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

120 FCS Building
4400 MLK Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77710
United States

Phone Number
409-880-8663
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family & Consumer Sciences, General
  • Family & Consumer Sciences, Teacher Certification
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Survey of Marriage and Family
  • Historical & Cultural Context of the Family
  • Human Well-Being: Individuals, Families, Communities,and the World
  • Child/Adolescent Development
  • Human Development II
  • Seminar Family/Human Relations
  • Intimate Partner Relationships
  • Non-Traditional Family Structures
  • Adolescent Development
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Administration of Programs for Families
  • Family Violence
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Family Interaction & Function
  • Contemporary Issues in Family Life
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Family Violence/Therapeutic Intervention
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Parenting
  • Family Communications
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Family Studies
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.