The family science major emphasizes scholarship and research in the discipline.
The family science major gives you academic experiences that focus on the study of families and relationships in the context of contemporary society. Learn to analyze the quality of family life through applied research as you discover the scientific methods used to understand family behavior and development across the lifespan. Gain the social and behavioral science foundation for working in education and human services and for pursuing graduate education.
This major will prepare you for a wide variety of employment opportunities in government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private agencies. You will be prepared for graduate study in family science, marriage and family therapy, social work, family law, public health, psychology, human resource management and other social science disciplines.
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development offers an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program. Accelerated programs allow you to begin your graduate education as an undergraduate, offering you the opportunity to save time and money while you advance your academic career. The combined B.S. in Family Science/M.S. in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service enables students to substitute nine credits in the Master’s in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service program for undergraduate classes in the Family Science major.