Texas Woman's University

Department of Family Sciences
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

Through an integration of the root disciplines involved in lifespan human development, the Department of Family Sciences facilitates the development of learning and competencies in students who will enhance the quality of individuals' and families' lives in a diverse global society. The Family Sciences faculty empowers students to be proactive and systemic in approach.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Karen Petty, Chair
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Family Studies
  • 15% Early Childhood Development Education
  • 15% Family Therapy
  • 15% Counseling & Development
  • 5% Family & Consumer Sciences
Campus Enrollment
15,694
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

P. O. Box 425769
115 Human Development Building
Denton, TX 76204-5769
United States

Phone Number
940-898-2685
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child Development
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Seminar in Family Sciences
  • Human Development
  • Child in the Family and Community
  • Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective
  • Development of Infants and Toddlers
  • Childhood Guidance
  • Concept Development
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Wellness of the Young Child
  • The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective
  • Childhood and Adolescence
  • Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children
  • Program Planning and Administration of Early Childhood Programs
  • Childhood Adolescence
  • Family Crisis
  • Older Persons and the Family
  • Research Methods in Family Sciences
  • Family Housing
  • Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Occupations
  • Foundations in Early Childhood Education
  • Family Life and Consumer Education
  • Issues and Trends in Family Studies
  • Applied Design for Home and Family
  • Child Life I
  • Family Development
  • Communication and the Family
  • Developmental Sexuality
  • Supervised Teaching of Young Children
  • Parenting Issues and Education
  • Occupational Issues in Family Sciences
  • Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Science
  • Family Economics
  • Family Financial Planning
  • Child Life II
  • Family Resource Management
  • Public Policy
  • Professional Development in Family Sciences
  • Practicum II
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Academic Life and Scholarship
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Adolescents in the Family
  • Advanced Internship in Family Therapy
  • Advanced Lifespan
  • Advanced Play Therapy
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Family Sciences
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Family Sciences
  • Aging in Families and Society
  • Applied Multivariate Statistics in Family Sciences
  • Child Growth and Human Development in Early Childhood
  • Child Guidance
  • Child Life
  • Communication in Marriage and the Family
  • Community Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Counseling for Career Development
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling
  • Current Research and Issues in Family Sciences
  • Curriculum Development in Early Childhood
  • Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Counselors
  • Ethics in Online Teaching
  • Families and Public Policy
  • Families as Consumers
  • Family Changes and Diversity
  • Family Crises
  • Family Economics
  • Family Financial Counseling
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Sexuality
  • Family Systems
  • Family Therapy I
  • Family Therapy II
  • Foundations in Early Childhood Education
  • Gender Role Development
  • Grants Writing in Family Sciences
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Group Counseling Procedures
  • Health Illness and Families
  • Home School and Community Partnerships
  • Housing and Families
  • Internship in Child Life
  • Internship in Counseling
  • Issues & Ethics in Professional Development
  • Issues in Early Childhood Research and Evaluation
  • Issues in Professional Development
  • Language and Cognitive Development in Young Children
  • Language and Literature in Early Childhood
  • Leadership and Staff Development in Family Sciences Programs
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Parenting Education
  • Play Development and the Young Child
  • Play Therapy
  • Play, Development, and the Young Learner
  • Practicum in Family Sciences
  • Prepracticum
  • Principles of Couple Therapy
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling
  • Professional Seminar in Family Sciences
  • Psychological Appraisal of the Individual
  • Readings in Family Sciences
  • Reflections and Perspective in Early Childhood
  • Research Methods in Family Sciences
  • School Guidance and Counseling Services
  • Seminar in Developmental Theory
  • Seminar in Family Sciences
  • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Early Language Development
  • Statistics in Family Sciences
  • Teaching Family Sciences
  • Technology and the Young Child
  • The Development of Infants and Toddlers
  • Theories and Strategies for Intervention
  • Theories of Human Development
  • Theories of the Family
  • Theory Building in Family Sciences
  • Time Management for Families
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Child Development
  • Child Life
  • Counseling and Development
  • Counseling and Development with Dual Music for Music Therapy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family Studies
  • Family Therapy
Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Family Studies
  • Family Therapy
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
January 2001 (both)
CFLE Contact
Joyce Armstrong, Karen Petty
CFLE Contact Email