Family Studies

Family Studies

The family studies concentration prepares students to enhance the lives of children and families through research, classroom instruction, and internship experiences.


The following are examples of positions that may be held by individuals with a degree in FCS - Family Studies:


  • Crisis Center
  • Parenting Educator
  • Day Care Director or Teacher
  • Head Start Program Teacher
  • Youth Program Director
  • Child Advocate
  • Teen Parent Programs
  • Toy Companies
  • Child and Youth-Centered Retail
  • Family Services Worker
  • Child/Youth Activity Coordinator for Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Marriage Enrichment Programs
  • Adult/Elderly Care
  • Drug & Alcohol Programs
  • Resource Room Teacher
  • After School Program Director
  • Camp Counselor
  • Children's Services
  • Children's Museums
  • Children's Book Author and/or Editor
  • Nanny/Au Pair
  • Administrative Positions in Hospitals and Mental Health Centers such as

       Volunteer Services and Patient Relations

  • Family Advocate Extension Agent (may require a Masters Degree)


Family and Consumer Science StudentInternships

Upon nearing the completion of their degree, students will have the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills they have learned in various internship settings, such as the following:


  • Child Advocacy Services
  • Robert Head Start
  • Southeastern Head Start or Child Development Center
  • Tangipahoa Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council (TADAC)-Family Life Center
  • Ginger Ford Habitat For Humanity
  • Louisiana Cooperative Extension Parish Offices-Extension Agents
  • Jumpstart
  • Bogalusa City Schools
  • Tangipahoa Parish Schools
  • Livingston Parish Schools
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast LA
  • Various Non-profit Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes


Curriculum Sheet

Click on the year in which you declared FCS as your major - that will be the sheet that applies to you.


2007 - 2008

2008 - 2009

2009 - 2010

2010 - 2011

2011 - 2012

2012 - 2013


Student Advising

The academic advisor will advise students before registering for classes.  Academic advisors in the Family Studies area are:  


Dr. Peggy Rolling, Ph.D.                                                                          

Location: White Hall Rm 104            

Phone: 985/549-3696



Dr. Holly Kihm, Ph.D.

Location: White Hall Rm 110D

Phone: 985/549-5693