Admission and Program Requirements

Your first steps

  1. Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State.
  2. Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in family and juvenile support services.

Family and Juvenile Support Services

This certificate is jointly offered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Childhood Education and Family Development, and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is designed to provide students with the specialized training for working with families in legal contexts especially in the area of delinquency. Students who complete this certificate will better understand the nature of modern families and adolescents and the issues they deal with related to juvenile delinquency.

This certificate is administered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Admission requirements

Completion of at least 60 hours and a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. One course on introduction to families from: CFD 163(3), CFD 361(3), SOC 315(3).
  2. One course on youth/adolescent studies from: CFD 505(3), CFD 557(3), PSY 441(3).
  3. One course on delinquency from: CRM 330(3), SOC 332(3).
  4. One elective course from: CFD 562(3), CRM 325(3), SOC 310(3), SWK 370(3).
  5. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a GPA of 2.50 or higher for all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.