Undergraduate Minor in Family Social Science
Preparing students for the future
Focused on the fundamental building block of society–the family–a Minor in Family Social Science will deepen your understanding of today's complex family systems. You can choose from four options:
- Family & Community Engagement to work directly with families in community settings.
- Family Therapy that will prepare you for entry level clinical work, 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.
- Family Social Science to explore families from various social science perspectives, including diversity and family systems.
Basic course requirements include couple relationships, family systems, and diversity as well as experiential learning that will give you the opportunity to apply new skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.
A Minor in Family Social Science from one of the top programs nationwide will complement any career path–from business to medicine, to law and public policy, to engineering and the sciences.
Percentage of undergraduate students who complete an internship or other career-focused community work and learning experience.
Students of color in the Department of Family Social Science undergraduate program.
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How to declare a Minor in Family Social Science
If you are a current undergraduate and are interested in declaring a Minor in Family Social Science:
Courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting the application.
You have the option of fulfilling coursework or internship requirements on campus, in the Twin Cities, or during sponsored learning abroad programs, as well as national student exchange programs, including those offered by the Higher Education Consortium on Urban Affairs.