The associate degree in marriage and family studies will build upon the development of skills obtained during a student’s first certificate. Students will also deepen 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, with
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- 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.
- Social and human service assistant
- Juvenile services
- Childcare worker/teacher
- Psychiatric technician
- Case aide
- Personal care aide
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Why choose this degree?
The associate degree in marriage and family studies places a significant emphasis on the development of employable skills, such as effective communication, professional writing, synthesizing research, basic data analysis, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and persuasive speaking and writing. These skills can help students obtain employment in a variety of work settings, including but not limited to human services. In addition, these skills also help students develop strong family and other interpersonal relationships. This degree will provide students with an advanced understanding of family systems and relationships.
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