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Compass Roadmap | Child & Family Therapy


Begin Your Journey
First Year
Pursue Community
Second Year
Pursue Hospitality
Third Year
Pursue Vocation
Fourth Year
Pursue Wisdom
Intellectual
  • Meet the faculty during Wildcat Week
  • Develop research skills in Cornerstone
  • Explore the life of Jesus and the New Testament church in BIBL 101 and 102


  • Support your peers by attending ACU's URCI Festival
  • Explore the Old Testament in BIBL 211
  • Learn all about CFS in FAM 251: Intro to Family Studies

  • Engage in a faculty-mentored research or creative project
  • Participate in information literacy workshop
  • Learn about couples and families in FAM 356: Sexuality & Intimacy and FAM 452: Parenting & Family Skills


  • Present at URCI Festival or other conference
  • Complete your Capstone Course - FAM 485: Ethics
Spiritual
  • Experience Candlelight Devo during Wildcat Week
  • Participate in Chapel, including CFS Chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Engage in practices of meal fellowship, testimony and breath prayer

  • Participate in Chapel, including CFS Chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • earn about service opportunities at the Local Missions Fair
  • Volunteer in the Abilene community
  • Grow through the Brooks-Sullivan weekly Bible Study
  • Engage in practices of intercessory prayer, pilgrimage and journaling
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Gain hands-on ministry experience on a Global Service Trip
  • Volunteer with a family-service organization
  • Lead CFS Chapel
    Engage in practices of silence, spiritual listening and examen
  • Participate in Chapel, including CFS Chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Receive and extend blessings to others at Senior Blessing
  • Experience Candlelight Sendoff
  • Engage in practices of friendship, relinquishment and developing a rule of life
Personal
  • Take StrengthsFinder and reflect on how your results
  • Join a student organization
  • Identify a potential faculty, staff or older student mentor in Child & Family Services
  • Care for your whole person by developing a Personal Exercise Prescription
  • Grow as a leader through ACU Leads

  • Take advantage of recreation opportunities on campus (Rec Center, intramurals, etc)
  • Actively engage in a student organization
  • Learn about your family through a genogram

  • Develop your leadership skills while serving in a leadership role on campus
  • Lead in a church ministry or local service organization

  • Develop your leadership skills while serving in a leadership role and mentoring future student leaders
  • Lead a student club or organization

Cultural
  • Attend events hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
  • Explore opportunities at a Study Abroad interest meeting
  • Attend events hosted by the International Students Association (ISA)
  • Study abroad in Oxford, Leipzig or Montevideo
  • Attend Events hosted by the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action
  • Participate in a World Wide Witness summer internship
  • Lead an OMA, ISA or Carl Spain Center event
Professional
  • Activate your Handshake profile and take the Career Explorer Inventory through ACU’s Career Services
  • Learn new creative possibilities through Creative U
  • Develop a résumé and participate in mock interview with Career Services
  • Get a summer job or internship related to your field of interest

  • Research graduate schools that interest you
  • Identify faculty members to write recommendations
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile
  • Identify and get approval for a field experience and/or practicum site
  • Connect with professionals at TxCFR
  • Explore career options at the MFT Open House
  • Finalize a résumé
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Apply for jobs and/or graduate school
  • Gain field experience in FAM 495: Practicum