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Graduate Minor in Family Social Science

The program of study for the family social science graduate minor uses methods of social science to examine family systems and their interactions with various environments. The curriculum supports students in core family social science coursework including family theories, family research methods, and core family content.


Master's students must complete 6-7 credits from the following:

  • FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family (3 credits)
  • FSOS 8101 - Family Stress, Coping, and Adaptation (3 credits)
    • or FSOS 8013 - Qualitative Family Research Methods (3 credits)
    • or FSOS 5014/15 - Quantitative Family Research Methods I (4 credits + lab)
    • or FSOS 8014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods II (3 credits)

All courses must be taken A-F and completed with a GPA of at least 3.00.


A doctoral minor requires at least 12 credits of 8xxx courses in family social science including

  • FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family (3 credits)
  • FSOS 8101 - Family Stress, Coping, and Adaptation (3 credits)
  • FSOS Research Methods course (one of the following)
    • FSOS 8013 - Qualitative Family Research Methods (3 credits)
    • FSOS 5014/15 - Quantitative Family Research Methods I and Lab (4 credits)
    • FSOS 8014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods II (3 credits)
  • FSOS Elective (3 credits)

All courses for the minor must be taken A-F and completed with a GPA of at least 3.00.

For more information and application instructions visit the University Catalogs website.