Southern Adventist University

Department of Social Work & Family Studies
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The Department of Social Work and Family Studies offers a degree in Social Work (accredited by the Council on Social Work Education) and in Family Studies. Minors are also available in Behavioral Science, Family Studies, and Sociology.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Rene' Drumm (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 95% Social Work
  • 5% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies
  • Social Work
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Parenting
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Multicultural Relations
  • Human Sexuality
  • Appalachian Studies
  • Death and Dying
  • Aging and Society
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Relations
  • Family Studies Practicum
  • Study Tour (European and New York City)
Undergrad Comments

The curriculum for the Family Studies degree is designed to promote a Christian learning environment that facilitates the understanding of human behavior and a mastery of basic skills in working with people in local, national, and international settings. The program provides traditional liberal arts training and prepares students to experience successful employment and/or admission to graduate programs.

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.