The bachelor of science family studies major is an interdisciplinary study of interpersonal and family relationships. The major has a strong emphasis on community involvement and practical application. Graduates are well prepared for career opportunities in family service agencies, parent education programs, family counseling centers, other family life education settings, or advanced study in family relations. Students wishing to declare a major in family studies must be incoming freshmen or have a cumulative GPA of 2.3. Family studies majors may not take 300- to 400-level FS courses until they have completed the following requirements: a 2.5 cumulative GPA, completed a minimum of three hours of FS courses with a grade of C or higher. The application for upper-division status must be completed with the student’s academic advisor in family studies.