The Family Science degree program focuses on the study of families and the challenges they face in contemporary society. Students in the program engage in a curriculum dedicated to individual and family development over the lifespan, examining social, cultural, economic, health, and historical trends that affect family functioning. The program teaches students how to improve the quality of family life through education, applied research, policy analysis, and human services program management.  

The family science major prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Human and health services
  • Work and family counseling
  • Family and/or public policy analysis
  • Family life and/or parenting education
  • Program management
  • Business and human resources

View the Family Science flyer.

Learn more on the Department of Family Science website.