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Pre-FHS Major

If you want to help children, youth, adults, and families address issues in their lives, the family and human services (FHS) major is a program you should explore. Alongside like-minded peers, you’ll analyze and develop ways to create a seamless system of community care for children and families. Working in community settings, you’ll learn how to help children and families develop effective ways to succeed in today’s complex world. You’ll also gain a broad understanding of evidenced-based interventions, basic interviewing skills used with individuals and groups, prevention, and agency policy and practices. As an FHS major you’ll gain a thorough understanding of what common terms, such as family and social system, really mean in today’s culture and how they interact with each other.

As a graduate of the FHS program, you’ll be prepared to meet the challenges of new learning environments, taking on roles such as case manager, youth outreach worker, family support worker, and residential care provider. You’ll be able to pursue a career in a variety of fields, including child protection services, juvenile justice, corrections, mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment, and education. Or you can choose to conduct research or obtain an advanced degree in areas such as special education, social work, counseling psychology, and family therapy.

If you would like to declare Pre-FHS as your major, please fill out our "Undergraduate Request to Add or Drop a Major" form and turn it in to Academic Advisor, Christi Boyter, in 351 HEDCO.