Welcome to the Department of Family Social Science
The Department of Family Social Science provides outstanding undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level education dealing with all aspects of family life in the U.S. and around the world, with the full range of factors affecting families, with family therapy, and family education.
The department is considered the premier family department in the United States. Departmental faculty are leaders in family research, family theory, family therapy, family education, and consultation on family issues.
Our mission is to enhance the well-being of diverse families in a changing world through teaching, research, and outreach.
Family Social Science is an international leader in:
- Undergraduate, graduate, and extension education
- Discovery and application of new knowledge
- Innovative engagement with communities
- Stum offers advice on avoiding inheritance battles in WSJ article
- McGuire publishes long-term follow-up study on transgender adolescents in Pediatrics
- FSoS Alumnus Kirsten Lind Seal tackles WCCO’s “Good Question”: Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?
- Mendenhall interviewed about Emergency Preparedness Partnership
- Rueter interviewed for radio show on “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?”