Freshmen may declare family and community services as their major. The family and community services program is also offered on campus in the 2 + 2 degree-completion format. 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 CDFR 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 options: family studies or child development/early intervention. The family studies option is intended for those interested in work with community agencies that provide a broad array of services to families. The child development/early intervention option is intended for those interested in work with community agencies that provide a variety of services to children ages birth through eight years. (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 Child Development and Family Relations will verify completion of degree requirements, but meeting other requirements for certification is the responsibility of each student.)
Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
1. Foundations curriculum requirements including those listed below - 42 s.h.