Bachelor's in family social science
The science of helping families
The bachelor of science degree in family social science will prepare you to understand families from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Coursework is enhanced with community-based and career-focused experiential learning that gives you the opportunity to apply new knowledge and practice new skills in a supportive environment. You can choose from three specializations:
- Family & Community Engagement to work directly with families in community settings.
- Family Therapy that will prepare you for entry level clinical work, or for advanced study in marriage and family therapy, or a practitioner certificate, such as the parent education teaching license.
- Family Financial Studies to assist families with financial issues as a coach or counselor or other programs.
A bachelor's degree in family social science prepares you to work with families in professional environments. Visit our Alumni & Friends page to read some of their stories, or visit the College of Education and Human Development's Career Services page to view a list of potential employers, internship sites, and job titles. Half of our graduates pursue advanced degrees in family social science, couple and family therapy, or related programs such as social work.