Certificate in Life Stages & Transitions
Fort Hays State University

Program Details

This certificate program includes courses that deal with major life passages, such as marriage, remarriage, childrearing, aging, and death and dying. The Life Issues certificate provides students with a background to work in human services fields or to enhance the knowledge of those currently working in such fields.  This program offers flexibility, allowing students to choose the courses they wish to complete from such options as:
  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • Family Communication
  • Stepfamilies
  • Sociology of Death and Dying
  • Sociology of the Family in America
  • Sociology of Sexual Behavior


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • SAT/ACT scores may be required for applicants under 21 years of age

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission