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Family Studies, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Columbia, MS, United States
The Family Studies program at the Mississippi University for Women prepares students to become a provisional Certified Life Educator (CFLE) upon graduation. Provisional certification requires content knowledge in each of the ten family life content areas. Full certification is available when sufficient work experience hours in the field have been completed.
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Overview

Science-based Understanding

As a discipline, Family Studies is based on social sciences, which means you will take courses in research design, data analysis, and theory. This scientific background will help you understand how research, theory, and practice are related, and how you can apply this information to your workwith families. You will also take courses in:

  • Family Resource Management—how families manage time, energy, money, space, and helping them to manage these resources better.
  • Human Growth and Development—changes and milestones that people go through as they age from womb to tomb; knowing what to expect as peopleget older allows us to help them prepare for such changes.
  • Family Policy—developing policies and programs to help families with issues such as child care, child abuse, aging, and then analyzing how these policies and programs impact families.
  • Family/Parent Education—preparation, presentation, and evaluation of educational programs designed to enhance quality of life for families and parents.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Issues 
  • Management of Family Resources 
  • Special Topics 
  • Marriage and the Family 
  • Issues in Families: Work and Volence 
  • Women's Experiences ot Family Lite 
  • Theories in Family Studies 
  • Independent Study in Family Studies 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements national

  • Students must submit high school transcripts and ACT* or SAT* scores. Students are required to complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC listed below and meet ACT or SAT requirements.)
Admission requirements international
  • International Students at The W join a diverse, multi-cultural community of students from over a dozen nations. And being consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 public universities in the South, it's no wonder nearly 3,300 men and women call our university home. Students may choose from over 50 accredited academic programs in our four colleges.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3762 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3762 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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