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Program Requirements

The FHS Program Requirements have changed for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please contact FHS Director, Jessica Cronce, at 541-346-2519 or, for more information.

The Family and Human Services (FHS) major requires coursework grouped into five categories:  1) Bachelor’s degree requirements, 2) FHS pre-admit core coursework, 3) Admitted FHS major coursework, 4) Field studies and professional issues and practices coursework, and 5) FHS prevention sequence coursework. We also offer a variety of optional topical workshops and classes.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
Bachelor’s degree requirements are usually completed by the end of the sophomore year and serve as the liberal arts prerequisites to sound professional study and practice.  Consult the University of Oregon Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin for all requirements, including Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, group, multicultural, total number of credits needed to graduate, number of upper-division credits, etc.

Pre-Admit Core Courses
The pre-admit core courses are typically taken in the freshman and sophomore years. These courses serve to equip students with a working knowledge about current issues and problems in education, human services and society; foundations in the field and profession in human services; foundations in education (in some cases); and issues in diversity in human services.  Almost all 300 and 400 level courses are restricted to majors. Transfer students are encouraged to take these courses prior to applying to the program through the dual-enrollment or Community Education programs. If this is not possible, course equivalency exceptions may be granted.

Admitted Major Professional Coursework
FHS students build a foundation through coursework and field experiences in child and adolescent development; healthy families; professional communication and collaboration; policy and organizational issues in human services; intervention strategies for children, youth, adults and families; and research and evaluation of the profession and practice in human services.

Field Studies, Professional Issues, and Supervision Coursework
Professional Issues and Field Studies in the FHS major include professional issues and practices courses, supervision and field-centered experiences.  Majors will enroll in several field study placements across their two years in the program (typically three placements during their junior year and one during their senior year). In addition, majors will formulate, propose and present a senior project at the end of their senior year.

Prevention Sequence Coursework
These courses build a foundation in prevention and intervention issues in human services. FHS students are required to take 7-8 credits of prevention coursework. The two specific FHS courses cover topics related to prevention of youth violence (FHS 482/582) and prevention of interpersonal violence (FHS 483/583).  Students must take at least one of the 4-credit FHS courses. The remaining 3-4 credits may come from a combination of specific SAPP (407, 408), CPSY (407, 408, 410) or FHS (408, 410) courses.