Degrees Offered with a Major in Youth Development and Family Science

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS)

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Youth Development and Family Science Program Courses

FYC 6230Theories of Family Development, Systems and Change3
FYC 6234Theoretical Approaches to Youth Development3
FYC 6330Theories of Community Development3
FYC 6800Scientific Reasoning and Research Design3
FYC 6802Advanced Research Methods for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences3
FYC 6932Topics, in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences1-3

Electives

EDF 6402Quantitative Foundations in Educational Research: Inferential Statistics3
EDF 6403Quantitative Foundations of Educational Research6
EDF 6471Survey Design and Analysis in Educational Research3
EDF 6475Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research3
EDF 7412Structural Equation Models3
EDF 7474Multilevel Models3
EDF 7479Qualitative Data Analysis: Approaches and Techniques3
EDF 7483Qualitative Data Collection: Approaches and Techniques3
EDF 7932Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research3
FYC 6111Families and Violence3
FYC 6207Adolescent Problematic Behavior3
FYC 6221Grant Proposals for Community-Based Organizations3
FYC 6222Parenting and Child Relationships3
FYC 6223Promoting Positive Youth Development3
FYC 6320Community Development and Civic Engagement3
FYC 6421Nonprofit Organizations3
FYC 6620Program Planning and Evaluation for Human Service Delivery3
FYC 6662Public Policy and Human Resource Development3
FYC 6932Topics, in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences1-3
MMC 6423Content-Analysis Methods3
MMC 6426Qualitative Research3
STA 6126Statistical Methods in Social Research I3
STA 6207Regression Analysis3
STA 6208Basic Design and Analysis of Experiments3
STA 6505Analysis of Categorical Data3
STA 7249Generalized Linear Models3
STA 7346Statistical Inference3
SYA 6315Qualitative Research Methods3

Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Departmental Courses

FYC 5935Personal and Family Financial Planning Capstone3
FYC 6026Human Resource Management for Nonprofits3
FYC 6105Youth and Family Relationships3
FYC 6111Families and Violence3
FYC 6117Military Families in Community Context3
FYC 6131Ethics for FYCS Practitioners3
FYC 6207Adolescent Problematic Behavior3
FYC 6221Grant Proposals for Community-Based Organizations3
FYC 6222Parenting and Child Relationships3
FYC 6223Promoting Positive Youth Development3
FYC 6230Theories of Family Development, Systems and Change3
FYC 6234Theoretical Approaches to Youth Development3
FYC 6235Prevention Science in Youth Development and Family Science3
FYC 6302Sustainable Community Development3
FYC 6320Community Development and Civic Engagement3
FYC 6330Theories of Community Development3
FYC 6421Nonprofit Organizations3
FYC 6424Fund Raising for Community Nonprofit Organizations3
FYC 6425Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations3
FYC 6620Program Planning and Evaluation for Human Service Delivery3
FYC 6662Public Policy and Human Resource Development3
FYC 6800Scientific Reasoning and Research Design3
FYC 6802Advanced Research Methods for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences3
FYC 6804Applied Data Analysis in Family, Youth and Community Sciences3
FYC 6901Problems in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences1-3
FYC 6912Nonthesis Project in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences1-3
FYC 6920Capstone Project3
FYC 6932Topics, in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences1-3
FYC 6933Seminar in Human Resource Development1
FYC 6934Professional Internship/Practicum in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences1-3
FYC 6936Professional Development Seminar in YDFS3
FYC 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-6
FYC 7979Advanced Research1-12
FYC 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Courses

ALS 5156Agricultural Ecology Principles and Applications3
ALS 5905Individual Study1-4
ALS 5932Special Topics1-4
ALS 6046Grant Writing2
ALS 6166Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues3
ALS 6921Colloquium on Plant Pests of Regulatory Significance1
ALS 6925Integrated Plant Medicine4
ALS 6931Plant Medicine Program Seminar1
ALS 6935Topics in Biological Invasions3
ALS 6942Principles of Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management3
ALS 6943Internship in Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management1-10
ANS 6936Graduate Seminar in Animal Molecular and Cell Biology1-2
BCH 5045Graduate Survey of Biochemistry4
STA 6093Introduction to Applied Statistics for Agricultural and Life Sciences3
STA 6329Matrix Algebra and Statistical Computing3

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SCIENCES (PhD)

SLO 1 Knowledge
Students analyze and synthesize the existing scientific literature in all 3 priority areas: 1.) Youth Development or Family Sciences; 2. Research Methods, Statistics; 3. Area of Specialization.

SLO 2 Skills
Students analyze and synthesize theoretical and empirical research on complex problems and propose strategies for advancing their research by applying appropriate research methods, statistics, and analysis.

SLO 3 Professional Behavior
Students interact with honesty and ethical behavior, including cultural sensitivity and attention to issues of diversity in all its forms.