University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Child and Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

Child and Family Studies provides the tools for understanding and working with children and families in a variety of settings. The program of study focuses primarily on the various stages of human growth and development over the life span, families in society, diverse relationships within families, human sexuality, family resource management, parenting and family law and public policy. Students in this program are trained to intergrate knowledge of child/adolescent development, adult life stages and human relations into service-oriented assistance.

Program Overview
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

PO Box 40198
Lafayette, LA 70504
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child and Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Professionalism in a Child and Family Studies
  • Introduction to Individual and Family Theories
  • Human Sexuality
  • Family Relations
  • Human Development: Early Childhood
  • Family Resource Management
  • Human Development: Adolescent to Young Adulthood
  • Family Issues in Gerontology
  • Families in Crisis
  • Family life Education and Methodology
  • Environments for Young Children
  • Parent Education
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Ethics of Professional Practice
  • Internship in Child and Family Studies
  • I, II. Special Projects
  • Individual research or writing projects
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies, students are required to complete 42 semester hours of child and family studies courses which includes an internship in an appropriate community agency. The curriculum also includes courses in such areas as math, English, modern languages, history, behavioral sciences, computer science, the arts, statistics and biological and physical sciences. In addition, students must complete an 18 hour "minor" in another field (such as psychology, modern languages, business, etc.) that is in some way related to child and family studies or students' career interests.

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
March, 2012
CFLE Contact
Janice Weber, Ph.D. CFLE
CFLE Contact Email