Department of Sociology and Family Studies
Please look under "Schedules and Advisors" for our listing of Spring 2013 courses. A number of courses will be offered both in-class and on-line. Textbook information for courses can be obtained directly from the UNA Campus Bookstore website.
The Department of Sociology and Family Studies offers an academic major in Sociology leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Within the Sociology major, the department offers concentrations in Criminology and Gerontology. The department also offers minor programs in sociology and family studies, coursework leading to certification as a family life educator (CFLE), a Certificate in Gerontology, and courses applicable to the General Education Component.
The Department of Sociology and Family Studies aims to prepare students for the many occupations in government, the justice system, health care, personnel management and human services for which preparation in sociology, criminology, family studies, and gerontology are appropriate, or for advanced study in graduate and professional schools leading to teaching and research positions. The gerontology concentration and interdisciplinary certificate program are designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and skills to advance the careers of those who work with our growing elderly population. Students should consult the department chair concerning personal educational objectives, programs, career objectives and options for online/distance learning education.
New! The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program
Is any organized effort to provide family members with information, skills, experiences, or resources intended to strengthen, improve or enrich their family experience? National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) sponsors the only international program to certify family life educators. While various professionals assist families, it is the family life educator who incorporates a family-systems, preventive and educational approach to individual and family issues. Now, the Department of Sociology and Family Studies offers the curriculum for UNA students who desire to become certified family life educators. For more information, please go to http://www.una.edu/sociology/concentrations.html