Mississippi University for Women

Department of Psychology & Family Science
CFLE Approved
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The Department of Psychology and Family Science offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science. Minors are also available in both areas. The Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science may be pursued by students interested in careers that involve working with children and families. The Family Science program focuses on dynamics within families, the social context of the family, as well as the development of individuals within the family unit. Also, family structures, member roles, and family interactions are examined. This major is intended to prepare students interested in working with family life education in community service agencies. The degree leads to provisional certification as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator program.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dorothy Berglund
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Family Science
  • 50% Psychology
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

1100 College St.MUW Box 1637
Columbus, MS 39701
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • APA style
  • Professional Issues in Family Studies
  • Family Resource Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Introduction to Research in Family Studies
  • Marriage and Family
  • Human Sexuality
  • Theories in Family Studies
  • Family Policy
  • Family Law
  • Applied Statistics
  • Research in Human Behavioral Sciences
  • Program Planning
  • Families in Crisis and Rehabilitation
  • 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.

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CFLE Contact
Dorothy Berglund
CFLE Contact Email