Programs and Degrees
Are you driven to:
- improve the lives of families?
- understand how culture, community, and government systems affect families and create innovative solutions to improve these systems?
- investigate some of the most pressing challenges facing families and communities with cutting edge research?
An undergraduate, master's, or doctoral degree in Family Social Science will prepare you to use research to discover and apply knowledge, build communication skills, and develop as a lifelong learner and effective leader.
Our faculty are mentors, renowned researchers, and committed teachers who are focused on your success.
The Family Social Science Department is a collaborative and supportive community devoted to family research, theory, therapy, and education. We partner and consult with families, communities, and organizations to address psychological, cultural, social, and economic issues affecting families locally, nationally, and globally.
If you have a passion for helping people, this multi-disciplinary undergraduate major will develop your counseling skills and prepare you to understand human relationships across the lifespan. Your coursework will include internships, directed research, or fieldwork.
Enhance your major with a minor that will give you a fundamental understanding of parents, children, and couples from multiple social science perspectives. You have a choice of three options. You can also complete coursework that will prepare you for a for a career in family financial counseling as an Accredited Financial Counselor.
A Master's in Family Social Science will prepare you for an advanced degree in Family Social Science or a related field with the option to complete the program with a thesis or a project.
You may also apply for the combined M.A./Ph.D. admission if you do not already have a master's degree.