Louisiana Tech University

School of Human Ecology
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The School of Human Ecology offers an undergraduate major in Family and Child Studies, with concentration areas in Family Studies, Child Life, and Applied Child Development. The Family Science Curriculum is an approved program with the National Council on Family Relations for provisional certification as Certified Family Life Educators. A Master of Science is also offered in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Family and Child Studies. We are a small unit with 13 full time graduate faculty, five of whom focus on family and child studies. Our family studies M.S. program emphasizes application of skill in the profession. Many of our students are part time, thus full time students have strong chances of receiving financial aid in the form of scholarships and assistantships. Our faculty members are personable and encourage student professional development.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Amy Yates
Department Emphasis
  • 20% Family and Child Studies Program Emphasis
  • 40% Child Life
  • 40% Family Science
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

251 Adams Blvd.
Ruston, LA 71272
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family and Child Studies, BS
  • Applied Child Development Concentration
  • Child Life Concentration
  • Family Science Concentration
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Marriage and the Family Relations
  • Skills for Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Introduction to Lifespan Development
  • Children's Near Environments
  • Guiding Young Children
  • Hospitalized Children and Youth
  • Infant Development
  • Early Development
  • Issues in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
  • Development and Therapeutic Value of Play
  • Family interpersonal Relationships
  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills
  • Family Theory
  • Research Methods in Family and Child Studies
  • Understanding Childhood Diseases and Disorders
  • International Family Studies
  • Issues in Gerontology
  • Family Life Education
  • Sexuality and Family Life
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

We offer a strong undergraduate program. Our size allows us to get to know students personally. All of our courses are taught by faculty members rather than graduate assistants. In upper-level classes you will know almost all of your classmates in classes that range in size from 15-50.

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.

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CFLE Contact
Amy Yates, Ph.D.
CFLE Contact Email