The family theory and research certificate prepares students for entry-level work in the human services industry, as well as employment requiring problem-solving and basic research skills. This certificate helps students obtain a theoretical understanding of family dynamics and to develop basic research skills.
This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Create a theory-based plan for solving family problems.
- Synthesize relevant research findings pertaining to marriage and family.
- Perform basic statistical analysis.
- Demonstrate theoretical knowledge concerning family dynamics.
- Social and human service assistant
- Juvenile services
- Childcare worker/teacher
- Psychiatric technician
- Case aide
Or, search for jobs requiring the skills obtained, such as problem solving, professional writing, and basic statistical analysis.
The family theory and research certificate emphasizes the development of employable skills, such as professional writing, problem-solving, synthesizing research, and basic data analysis. These skills can help students obtain employment in a variety of interpersonal settings, such as human and family services. The family theory and research certificate will also provide students with a broad understanding of family theory and dynamics.
BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a