McNeese State University

Department of Social Sciences
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

To prepare students for successful careers in the field of Social Sciences concentrating on Family & Child Studies professions.  The focus is on providing a curriculum that promotes competence in the areas of prevention, education, and intervention in the practice of professions that are human-development and social-work related, serving the well-being of individuals,  families, children, youth, and the elderly with a family orientation..

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Greg Thompson
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family and Child Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

PO Box 92335
Lake Charles, LA 70609
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Sociology, with a Concentration in Family & Child Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Family Social Services, social welfare and family intervention
  • Children and Juvenile programs
  • adoption and foster care
  • eldercare
  • programs for the disabled, and Extension services
  • Family Relations
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Psychology of Human Development
  • Parenting
  • Family Sexuality
  • Family Crisis and Coping Strategies
  • Personal and Family Money Management
  • Management of Family Resources
  • Adolescents in the Family
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Family Life Education Methods and Practice
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Research Procedures in Family and Child Studies
  • Internship in Family and Child Studies
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

The BA in Sociology with a Concentration in Family & Child Studies is one of the programs of CALL, the Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana, with whom Louisiana universities collaborate to offer completely online degrees to encourage non-traditional adult students to return to college.   Students can pursue and complete their degree through on-line classes.   An accelerated format of 7- week courses is offered through the online option. The curriculum is the same whether courses are taken in classroom or online. The degree requires 120 credits in total for graduation.

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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