Family Science Major

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.

Career Options

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.

Accelerated Program

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.

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

View all degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

why towson University?

  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • The beautiful 322-acre campus is in close proximity to a number of the nation's leading healthcare institutions, national agencies and nonprofits serving children and families.
  • You will have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects.
  • Join the Towson University Student Council on Family Relations and participate in service and fundraising events to help families and communities in the Baltimore area.