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Practicum is a core requirement for the Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) major and both the Nonprofit Organizational Leadership minor and the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certificate program. Practicum serves as an opportunity for you, the student, to begin exploring your future as an emerging professional.

Our expectation for this experience is that you will enroll in FYC 4941, a 3-credit practical experience (equivalent to 240 hours) within a professional environment, applying the knowledge and skills you have gained throughout your coursework. This requirement will be most beneficial to you, the student, if completed during your senior year at UF.

These experiences can either be paid or volunteer.

You must be free of any holds on your degree audit before submitting your Practicum Proposal.

Once your Practicum Proposal has been received and approved by the Practicum Coordinator, we will enroll you in FYC 4941

For Practicum information, please see Dr. Emily Johnson in 3041 McCarty D 
For non-profit minors, please see Kathryn Ivey in 3041 McCarty D 
For Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certificate, please see Dr. Jen Doty in 3038 McCarty D 

  • Pre-Practicum Checklist
  • Practicum Tips

 Dates for Fall 2020 practicum: August 31-December 9th 2020

 Packet Deadline: July 31, 2020 1 PM

Dates for Spring 2021 practicum: January 5th - April 21, 2021 

 Packet Deadlines: November 6, 2020 1 PM

Dates for Summer C 2021 practicum May 10th-August 4th, 2021

 Packet Deadlines: April 1, 2021 1 PM


Please make an appointment with the Practicum Coordinator, Dr. Emily Johnson to review your site location, duties and responsibilities, and learning goals and objectives before final submission. This appointment should be made well in advance of due dates.

Practicum Proposals are due to the FYCS Undergraduate Advising Center (3041 McCarty D) by the following dates: