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    Dec 05, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Family and Community, BS (non–teacher certification)

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Graduates of the development and family studies program seek to enhance the well-being of individuals and families through research and community engagement. Family and community is one of two non-certification concentrations offered.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in development and family studies with a concentration in family and community (non–teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Major requirements


Students must also complete course requirements for a concentration, chosen with the advice of a faculty member within the program area. Concentrations are available in Family and Community or Lifespan Development.


Within the Family and Community concentration, students must select a track focusing on either Family Life Education or Intervention and Administration.

Family Life Education track, 12 hours

After completing this track, students will be qualified to apply for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential.

Intervention and Administration track, 12 hours

After completing this track, students will be qualified to work with intervention services and administration of programs to children and families.

Practicum and preparatory courses

Include one 3-hour unpaid practicum (DFST 4023 ) related to the student’s selected emphasis area (see below). Students must complete a minimum of 150 clock hours to meet this requirement. Some students may be required to complete a second practicum. Students should have senior status and have completed DFST 4011 , and the preparatory courses for the emphasis area they have chosen. Liability insurance is required for all practicum students. Permission to enroll in a practicum and approval of the practicum site are required.

Electives, 0–12 hours

To complete the minimum of 120 hours for the degree.

Other requirements

  • A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the major; a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the major, 2.0 GPA in UNT courses and 2.0 overall GPA is required for graduation (overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus those taken at UNT).
  • Students majoring in development and family studies must contact the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105, to prepare their degree audits.


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