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RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES


WHEREAS, Winthrop University has long offered a degree program entitled Family and Consumer Sciences; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Bachelor of Science degree program in Human Development and Family Studies will replace the existing program in Family and Consumer Sciences; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies is to prepare graduates for careers in human and consumer service-oriented agencies where children and families are the focus; and

WHEREAS, the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies is designed as a strong interdisciplinary program that includes coursework that spans the ten Family Life Education Content Areas established by the National Council on Family Relations allowing graduates of the program to be eligible to receive Certified Family Life Educator certification, a national credential recognized by many employers; and

WHEREAS, the proposed degree is consistent with Winthrop University's Mission Statement wherein the University seeks to provide "personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina";

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, be established.

APPROVED this 10th day of June 2016
IN THE HEART OF THE CAROLINAS
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