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Family Science, BS


May 24, 2022

Understanding the Family

Family Science focuses on family and relationships, and how to apply that knowledge to working with families. We focus on keeping families healthy and on keeping small family problems from becoming big ones. Because we focus on prevention and working with families at all stages of life, we focus on the application of what you learn in the classroom, which means that there are many career opportunities for graduates of our programs.

Our program is accredited to offer students coursework leading to the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential upon graduation and includes 280 hours of field placement for training in a professional environment.


As a family science major, you will take classes such as:

  • Human Sexuality
  • Families in Crisis and Rehabilitation
  • Parents in Contemporary Society


Median national salary for Family Service Caseworker according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Departmental scholarships exclusive to family science majors.
  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals



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