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Associate of Applied Science
Marriage and Family Studies
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The associate degree in marriage and family studies will build upon the development of skills obtained during a student’s introductory certificate. Students will also deepen their understanding of both research and theory pertaining to healthy marriage and family functioning. They will also have an advanced understanding of family functioning and demonstrate communication, writing, and research skills. This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Create practical plans for improving marital and family functioning.
  • Synthesize relevant research findings pertaining to marriage and family studies.
  • Effectively advocate for and "promote...measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as a fundamental unit of society."
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities consistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Associate of Applied Science of Marriage and Family Studies
Program Requirements
Complete two certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
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15 CREDITS
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15 CREDITS
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Complete the following certificate:
15 Credits
Complete the following certificate:
15 Credits
After an associate degree students may continue and earn a bachelor's degree in marriage and family studies. This will require students to earn a third (advanced) certificate, as well as additional degree requirements.
To complete an associate degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
18 credits
Electives
Approximately 9 credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
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Bachelor's of Professional Studies

Students who complete an associate degree in family history research may continue on and earn a bachelor's degree in Professional Studies.