Program Coordinator: Eboni Baugh (336-W Rivers Building; 252-328-5714; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Freshmen may declare family and community services as their major. Students must achieve and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA to remain in the program. Transfer students must have completed at least 12 s.h. at East Carolina University and a minimum GPA of 2.5 to declare. In addition, students must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all HDFS courses required for the major. Students earning less than a C (2.0) in a prerequisite major course must repeat the course before the subsequent upper level course may be taken.
Students in family community services may select one of two concentrations: family science or child development. The family science concentration is intended for those interested in work with community agencies that provide a broad array of services to families. The child development concentration is intended for those interested in work with community agencies that provide a variety of services to children. (Note: Students who meet course requirements for the certification in family life education must make application to the National Council on Family Relations. The Department of Human Development and Family Science will verify completion of degree requirements, but meeting other requirements for certification is the responsibility of each student.)
Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:
1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.
4. Minor or general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
Licensure/Certification Requirements in North Carolina
The curriculum for all ECU academic programs have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for licensure/certification exams in North Carolina. The various licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. Other states have their own requirements, and you’ll want to make sure your program meets criteria in your home state (or state where you intend to work) before you apply. Search our state Licensure Dashboard to see if the program you’re interested in meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in your home state (or state where you intend to work).