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- Duration As few as 2 years
- Cost per Credit $420
- Credit Hours 120
Become a Certified Family Life Educator
CSP’s Bachelor of Arts in Family Science is built to align with your career goals. This program’s curriculum is accredited by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), which is a nationally recognized affiliation connected to the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. You can choose either a certification or non-certification track depending on your ideal career path. Gaining CFLE certification helps graduates to pursue advancement in family life education, administration, government, business, and advocacy careers.
Courses in the bachelor’s degree in family life education focus on topics in family growth and development, family law, and family systems, so you’ll have all the knowledge you need to make a positive impact in your community.
Your online experience includes instruction by expert faculty who will share their diverse backgrounds in family science. You’ll complete your learning with an in-depth internship to gain the hands-on experience crucial to career advancement.
Finish your bachelor’s degree sooner by transferring up to 90 credits earned from other institutions. We’ll also help you explore multiple scholarship options to finance your education.
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The online family studies degree provides a liberal arts perspective through the General Education core, plus 43 credit hours in the major. You’ll explore the broad principles and philosophy of family life education, including the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs and the skills to define and establish leadership within the field.Curriculum
- Facilitate healthy family interactions and foster positive communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of healthy relationships.
- Effectively apply family life education theories and principles to plan, implement, and evaluate programs for individuals and families.
To apply for the B.A. in Family Science from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need to submit:
- A Completed online application
- Official transcripts from your previous regionally accredited institution(s) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
- If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
- Transfer students with fewer than 20 college credits completed will also need to submit an official high school transcript and essay.
- Additional Requirements
- Access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.
- Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete the academic success essay and/or provide additional documentation.
The family science degree from CSP costs $420 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum of 90 credit hours to reduce your total tuition. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.
You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your family science degree program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.
Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous coursework. With our flexible cohort framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.Online Experience
In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.Tuition & Aid
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Concordia’s online B.A. in Family Science degree program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
This program is offered fully online from Concordia University, St. Paul.
Without transfer credits, completing 120 credit hours at $420 per credit hour totals $50,400. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (90), your total tuition could be as low as $12,600 before scholarships and financial aid.
Transfer credits must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
The B.A. in Family Science will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.
Students must choose between a certified or non-certified track before the third course in the family science degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, CFLE Track students will be provisionally certified as Family Life Educators. Non-CFLE students are eligible to sit for the national exam to gain provisional certification. Provisional certification is available to applicants who have completed the program but who have not yet earned enough work experience hours in Family Life Education to qualify for full-certification status (3200 hours).