Undergraduate advising information
The department offers advising for current FSoS undergraduates to help navigate the academic requirements of the Department and University, as well as to help explore professional aspirations.
Undergraduate adviser Pooja Brar has walk-in hours in McNeal and Burton Halls, or by appointment.
Monday and Thursday: 1 - 5 pm, 275A McNeal Hall, St. Paul campus
Friday: 3 - 5 pm, 131A Burton Hall, East Campus
Declaring a major in Family Social Science
If you are a current undergraduate and are interested in declaring a major in Family Social Science, please contact CEHD Student Services.
Curious about what you can do with a Family Social Science degree? Check out CEHD's Career Services page with info from our alumni on what they've done with their degrees, or visit our Alumni & Friends page to read their stories.
Declaring a minor in Family Social Science
Please contact Pooja Brar to request a minor application and turn it in to 290 McNeal Hall during office hours (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F). If you have questions, please contact Pooja, or Jill Trites, director of undergraduate studies.
Undergraduate minor applications are also available on the forms page.
Please include the courses you have completed, courses in progress, and planned courses on this form. Courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting this form.
Research and scholarship opportunities
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is designed to give undergraduate students and faculty members the opportunity to collaborate on research, scholarly, or creative activities by offering financial awards (up to $1,400) twice yearly to full time undergraduates. It encourages students to conduct research and pursue academic interests outside of their regular coursework by providing employment opportunities. UROP applications are judged on both the quality of the proposed project and the educational benefit to the student; awards are not based on financial need.
CEHD also maintains a listing of scholarships and awards for students.
The Learning Abroad Center has hundreds of programs across the globe that can enhance your undergraduate experience. FSoS undergraduates are encouraged to incorporate study abroad into their academic careers; you can still graduate in four years as long as you plan ahead! The Learning Abroad Center has a website specifically for Family Social Science undergraduates to help you plan.
The FSoS Undergraduate Roundtable is an undergraduate student organization established to create community within the Department, provide networking opportunities, promote healthy relationships, provide hands on experience in community service and involvement, and encourage socialization with peers and faculty.
Each year this organization is led by FSoS juniors and seniors, however any student interested in the Department is welcome.