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Psychology & Family Science

The Department of Psychology and Family Science (PFS) offers majors and minors in Psychology and Family Science. We also offer an additional minor in Gerontology and a certificate program in Child Advocacy.

CFLE Certification

The coursework required by the W's Family Science major, is approved by the NCFR (National Council on Family Relations) CFLE program for provisional certification. Family Science majors can become a provisional Certified Family Life Educator by completing their abbreviated application form during their final term at the W or within two years of graduation. This abbreviated application process allows graduates of approved programs to bypass the national standardized exam for CFLE certification. Graduates of approved programs have five years post-graduation to complete 3200 hours of practice to become fully certified CFLE’s.


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