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Marriage, Family, and Human Relations
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The marriage, family, and human relations certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to support a healthy family life in their own homes, as well as an opportunity to seek entry-level work within the human services industry.

This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Effectively communicate basic principles concerning healthy marriage and family functioning.
  • Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills.
Certificate of Marriage, Family, and Human Relations
Program Requirements
This certificate builds into the Marriage & Family Studies degree.
This is an introductory certificate.
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Certificate
14 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Marriage, Family, and Human Relations
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
FAML160
Family Relations
3
FAML160  — 3 credits
x
Family Relations
This course overviews family development across the lifespan including the study of the family as a system, family interaction, family issues, and family roles.  It will emphasize the relationship of the family and its environment with consideration of the cultural diversity and heritage of families.
FAML220
Parenting
3
FAML220 — 3 credits
x
Parenting
This course involves a study of theories, principles, and practices needed to build nurturing and supportive parent-child relationships and to guide children toward healthy developmental outcomes.
FAML110
Marriage Skills
1
FAML110 — 1 credits
x
Marriage Skills
This course consists of the foundational principles of successful marriages with application to strengthening marriages.
CHILD210
Child Development
3
CHILD210 — 3 credits
x
Child Development
This course is a theoretical, academically oriented course focusing on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child from conception through adolescence. Students will explore the influences of family, peers, and social institutions on the child's development.
FAML150
Introduction to Marriage and Family Studies
1
FAML150 — 1 credits
x
Introduction to Marriage and Family Studies
This is an introductory and required course for all students desiring to obtain a major in marriage and Family Studies.  This course is inappropriate for non-majors. Students with a Marriage and Family minor may also enroll in the course. This course includes an overview of historical and current scientific, societal, and family issues related to the family sciences.  Applications will be made to career and advanced educational opportunities, as well as family, church, and community settings.
PSYCH111
General Psychology
3
PSYCH111 — 3 credits
x
General Psychology
This is an introductory course in psychology which surveys the various fields of psychology and application of selected psychological principles to life situations.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
When seeking employment within the field of family studies and human services, these search terms may be helpful:

  • Social and human service assistant
  • Juvenile services
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Case aide
  • Childcare worker/teacher

Or, consider searching for jobs in other areas listed with specific skills, such as conflict resolution, problem solving, and communication.

Why choose this certificate?

The marriage, family, and human relations certificate emphasizes the development of employable skills, such as effective communication and conflict resolution. These skills can help students develop strong interpersonal relationships and obtain entry-level employment in a variety of work settings, such as human services. This certificate will also provide students with a foundational understanding of what is required to establish healthy marital and family relationships.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.