FSS 2nd Degree
*Please also pick up the option that you are pursuing for the department electives and elective choices.

Entrance Requirements

Same Bachelor of Human Ecology Family Social Sciences Degree Program entrance requirements as any other undergraduate student a

After Degree Program (ADP) Required Courses

• ADP students must complete 60 credit hours in total to earn their second degree in FSS.
• All FSS University One prerequisites are waived. b
• In order to facilitate ADP students completing the program in a timely manner, they will automatically be permitted (without special permission from the course instructor) to take FSS 2000 level prerequisites as co-requisites for any required FSS 3000 and/or 4000 level courses.

Statistical Requirement   Credit Hours
STAT 1000 Basic Statistical Analysis 1 c 3
Core Courses; any 2 of: d
HEAL 2600 Integration of Health Determinants of Individuals  
HNSC 2000 Research Methods and Presentation  
HEAL 3000 Introduction to Social Epidemiology  
Family Social Sciences Requirements 15
FMLY 2400 Family Financial Management e  
FMLY 2500 Diversity & Families f  
FMLY 3750 Fundamentals of Health Promotion  
FMLY 3780 Introduction to Development of Programs for Children & Families g  
FMLY 3790 Introduction to Evaluation of Programs for Children & Families h  
And a minimum of 2 of: i 6
FMLY 2600 Foundations of Childhood Developmental Health  
FMLY 2800 Family Violence  
FMLY 2012 Development, Conflict, and Displacement  
FMLY 2650  or
SWRK 2650 or
REC 2650
The Social Aspects of Aging  
Family Social Sciences Option 15
  • As with all undergraduates in the FSS regular program, ADP students will be required to choose at least one option to specialize in and meet its requirements at the second year level and beyond. (For a complete description of these options, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar).
  • These 15 credit hours may include courses external to the Bachelor of Human Ecology Family Social Sciences degree that are required to complete an option
Family Social Sciences Electives 12-15 j
  • ADP students will be encouraged to specialize in 2 options simultaneously because a) a majority of FSS undergraduates currently choose to do so, and b) dual specialization both strengthens and broadens students’ expertise
  • If a second option is chosen, these credit hours may include courses external to the Bachelor of Human Ecology Social Sciences degree that are required to complete an option
  • If a second option is not chosen, then these credit hours must be taken within the program
  • There are no free electives in the ADP program
Total: 60 credit hours    


a The same entrance requirements will be applied to ADP students in order to maintain current Bachelor of Human Ecology Family Social Sciences degree program standards.    

b Basic social science knowledge is assumed because ADP students have previously completed an undergraduate degree; waiving U1 requirements for FSS courses acknowledges the skills, background & maturity of this particular group of students.

c Students who have previously completed an undergraduate statistics course can either transfer it in directly (if already assessed as equivalent) or can request to have it assessed for advance standing; if successful, students will be required to add 3 credits to their program from courses selected within Family Social Sciences.

ADP in FSS is 60 credit hours.  If students have taken any of the required courses for this degree, they can be transferred in.  Students will, however, need to take additional courses in order to fulfill the University of Manitoba’s Residency Requirement.  This requirement states all students must complete at least 60 credit hours in the Bachelor of Human Ecology Family Social Sciences degree program at the University of Manitoba. You may want to discuss additional courses with the Academic Advisor.

d This choice provides students who have previously taken a research methods course with the option of avoiding redundancy in their program. Students are free to take all 3 courses if they feel it would benefit them.

e f,g,h  Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for descriptions of current regular program requirements across all five FSS options. Elective choices for 2 or more options can only be taken to satisfy the requirements from one section, ie. It cannot be used to satisfy both lists.

i Students will be asked to take a minimum of any 2 of the introductory levels courses across options in an effort to assist them with selecting an option as well as to encourage them to specialize in more than one option. These courses may be used to fulfill one or more options in Family Social Sciences.

j Each FSS option is a total of 18 credit hours; since ADP students will have already taken at least one 2000 level course (3 credit hours) required by their chosen Option as part of their program requirements, the remainder of their Option requirements totals15 credit hours.