The Department's Honors Program offers academically talented students a more advanced and challenging educational experience related to the study of families. The program provides opportunities for involvement in scholarly independent study, intensive interaction with faculty, and examination of a range of family topics in greater depth than is possible in the normal program of study. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Child care
- Work and family issues
- Family and community violence
- Homeless families
- Interracial marriages
- Family financial education
- AIDS education
- Adolescent depression
- Couple relationships
- Marital standards in China
Students enroll in special Honors courses, Honors option work in regular courses, and independent research. The program culminates with the presentation of a Senior Honors thesis. Students are recognized at graduation for their superior achievement in family science.
Interested students must apply three semesters (not including summer) prior to graduation; application deadines are May 1 for Fall semester, and December 1 for Spring semester.
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