The Department has an active Undergraduate Research Assistant Program, which enables students to learn from and work with world-class scholars on family issues. Family Science undergraduates volunteer to assist Department faculty with their ongoing research projects on such topics as:

  • Aging & Family
  • Children
  • Communities
  • Couples
  • Family Finance & Resource Management
  • Family Policy
  • Health
  • International
  • Mental Health / Addiction / Family Therapy
  • Military Families
  • Nutrition
  • Parnting
  • Poverty
  • Rural Families
  • Violence
  • Work & Family

Undergraduate students who participate in Family Science research have the opportunity to begin or strengthen their research experience. This opportunity particularly benefits those students who apply to graduate school. The Department also participates in several other undergraduate research programs, such as the Maryland Summer Scholars Program and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Review tips for how to get involved in research with a faculty mentor. Examples of previous undergraduate student research projects are highlighted here