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Family and Child Studies

Family and Child Studies

Family and Child Studies

Family & Child Studies


Students who graduate with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Family & Child Studies (FCST) place a high value on the contributions they can make to helping others, and go on to professional careers that help families elevate their quality of life.  Those careers include staff positions with a wide variety of non-profit organizations and government agencies. Then, some students continue to graduate school where they earn degrees allowing them to become employed as marriage and family therapists/counselors. Still others apply and gain acceptance to law school, in the interest of becoming family law attorneys and, eventually, judges.

In addition to earning their degree, the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) bestows the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation upon each person completing the McNeese State University program and who applies. Only a limited number of universities in the nation, and very few in the region, have attained approval for this added national recognition.  All courses in the program are offered online, and a limited number are also offered on-campus, which allows students optimal flexibility in completing the requirements for the degree.

For more information:
Visit: FCST Course Descriptions (in the MSU catalog)
Contact: Dr. S. Greg Thompson, Program Coordinator - sgthompson@mcneese.edu || (337) 475-5689 (office)