Minors Snapshot - Family Studies
The cross disciplinary minor in family studies is designed for undergraduates seeking enhancement of their major, desiring to increase understanding of self and relationships, and seeking to make a positive contribution to society. A substantial knowledge of family-related issues, family processes, policies, laws, services and the interrelationship of families and societies will enhance majors in many fields including anthropology, early and middle education, health sciences, management, nursing, psychology, social work and sociology. The minor encourages students to make connections between their major field and family studies, thereby adding value to the major.
The family studies minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours with no more than six credit hours in the student's major.
Offering Academic Unit: Department of Social Work
Academic Unit Website: http://www.jmu.edu/socwork/familystudies.html
Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/12/programs/crossdisciplinary/familystudies.html