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Family Science Major

Family Science Major

Majoring in Family Science involves the study of the way families work and how they can function more effectively. What is the value of education for parenting? What are the effects of policy and legislation on families? How can you teach about sensitive personal issues? You’ll develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and in understanding human thought, behavior and family interaction as you take 47 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. Completion of the major leads to provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations.

You’ll also keep it real beyond the classroom, as our location in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation allows you access to community learning opportunities and internships that let you interact with individuals and families from various cultural backgrounds. And because we design our family science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in settings that include social service agencies, retirement communities, schools and colleges, community education, church congregations, hospitals, corrections facilities and government agencies.

Careers & Internships

Family Science takes place in a variety of settings including:

Colleges and Universities
Community Education
Congregations and Other Religious Settings
Government Agencies
Hospitals (leading workshops and classes)
Junior and Senior High Schools
Retirement Communities
Social Service Agencies

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