Students in all majors will benefit from the knowledge gained by completing the requirements for this certificate. Understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences in civilian and military culture will help students become more inclusive coworkers, managers and community members with those in the military community and their families.
Important complexities surround the dynamics of military families. Military personnel, veterans and their families face unique issues and challenges such as navigating military culture and dealing with multiple deployments, war, combat, trauma and death. Students interested in careers focusing on these families have a need to understand normative family processes, stress and coping, and military culture and leadership.
Students enrolled in this program take a unique combination of academic coursework and military leadership training. Students who complete the certificate program are conversant with human development, marital and familial relationships, and family dynamics in the context of military culture.
The certificate requires 18 credit hours. At least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level and a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required in all courses.
Required Courses -- 15 credit hours
Internship Requirement -- 3 credit hours
Students are required to complete a capstone internship project that includes a field work experience, a written integrative paper and an oral presentation.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
There are no additional admission requirements other than those required for admission to ASU.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Students can become more marketable to employers and advance their career options when they complement their major with this undergraduate certificate specialization in working with military families.
Students who complete this undergraduate certificate often decide to pursue employment in health care, counseling or social work, sociology or education. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Social and Human Service Assistants
- Growth: 8.6%
- Median Salary*: 38520
- Growth: 3.6%
- Median Salary*: 51330
Community Health Workers
- Growth: 14.1%
- Median Salary*: 46190
Educational, Guidance and Career Counselors and Advisors
- Growth: 5.4%
- Median Salary*: 60140
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
- Growth: 11.4%
- Median Salary*: 90130
Marriage and Family Therapists
- Growth: 14.9%
- Median Salary*: 56570
Healthcare Social Workers
- Growth: 9.6%
- Median Salary*: 60280
Mental Health Counselors
- Growth: 18.4%
- Median Salary*: 49710
Social and Community Service Managers
- Growth: 9.1%
- Median Salary*: 74240
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
- Growth: 10.6%
- Median Salary*: 51240
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
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To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
A rolling deadline means that applications will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis until the semester begins. International students should be mindful of visa deadlines to ensure there is time to produce necessary visa documents. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit application materials as soon as possible for consideration.
A final deadline means that all applications and application materials must be received by Graduate Admissions by the deadline date. Applications that are incomplete may not be considered after the final deadline. Applications that are submitted past the final deadline may not be considered.
A priority deadline means that applications submitted and completed before the priority deadline will receive priority consideration. Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be reviewed in the order in which they were completed and on a space available basis. An application is complete after all materials are received by Graduate Admissions.