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.
Interested in completing your undergraduate and graduate degree in five years? Family science majors can complete the master’s in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service through our combined B.A./M.A. program.