Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Family Studies Minor

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The Family Studies Minor prepares students to pursue graduate work in family studies, human development, couple and family therapy, and other professions in mental health. The minor focuses on personal growth, maximizes your potential, and understand both yourself and others better. 

Learning Outcomes

  • List and apply various models of family studies.
  • Summarize principles of healthy interpersonal relationships.
  • Summarize historic and contemporary developments and issues pertaining to couple and family relationships.
  • Apply a variety of theoretical models to describe couple and family relationships.
  • Discover trends in the couple and family therapy treatment literature.

Admission Policies:

Students may declare Family Studies as a minor at any time subsequent to being matriculated. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 to declare and to graduate with a minor in Family Studies.

Academic Policies:

A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 must be maintained in order to continue in the Family Studies minor.


Upon acceptance into the minor, we recommend that students meet with an advisor, contact 702-895-1392 or Students should meet with their advisor prior to each semester they are taking classes. The department has developed a schedule of when classes will be offered. Meeting with an advisor will ensure the student stays on track and can graduate in a timely manner.

The Family Studies minor provides students with basic theory in family studies and family therapy with particular attention to family systems theory, interpersonal dynamics, multi- cultural issues, human sexuality, and couples and family therapy.


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Total Credits: 18


  1. CFT 150   fulfills the general education social science requirement.
  2. CFT 225   fulfills the general education multicultural requirement.
  3. CFT 350   fulfills the general education social science requirement.
  4. CFT 360   fulfills the general education/social science requirement.

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