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Family Social Science

Resources for Current Students

Belong in Family Social Science

It is our goal to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment that supports your academic and personal success. If you are unable to find the resource or information you need, please contact us at fsosinfo@umn.edu.


Curious about what you can do with a Family Social Science undergraduate or graduate degree? Check out CEHD's Career Services page that lists companies where our alumni work, or visit our Alumni & Friends page to read their stories.

Undergraduate academic advising

We are here to help you navigate academic requirements and explore professional aspirations.

Margaret Kelly, director of undergraduate studies, is responsible for the direction of the FSOS undergraduate curriculum and can help you progress towards your degree. Please email her at deleh003@umn.edu.

Brandon Evilla, academic advisor, can also answer any questions you might have. Reach out to him at evill002@umn.edu.


If you are a current or prospective MA, MA/PhD and PhD student, the online Family Social Science Graduate Handbook is your guide to your graduate education.

If you are a current or prospective Parent and Family Education Program student, the Parent and Family Education Program Manual holds important information about licensure, online coursework, tuition and financial aid, and more.

The FSOS Course Schedules page will help you with academic planning. To register for courses, visit the University's One Stop.

Learn how FSOS can support financing your graduate education on our Department assistantships, fellowships, and travel funds page. You will also find directions and links to college and university funding opportunities there.

FSOS graduate handbooks and program manuals from past years are linked at the Forms & Handbooks page.

Have questions?

Contact us at fsosgrad@umn.edu

More undergraduate student resources

Declare a major in FSOS

If you are a current undergraduate and are interested in declaring a major in Family Social Science, please contact CEHD Student Services.

The FSOS Course Schedules page will help you with academic planning. To register for courses, visit the University's One Stop.

The Forms & Handbooks page has the contract for independent study and FSOS minor application forms and directions.

Declare a minor in FSOS

Undergraduate minor applications are 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 it. Email your completed form to Margaret Kelly, director of undergraduate studies, at deleh003@umn.edu, or Brandon Evilla at evill002@umn.edu.

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. 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, and the Department also awards academic scholarships annually.

Study abroad

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.

Undergraduate Roundtable

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.