Family Studies (Minor)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Health and Human Services
Degree Level
College of Engineering, Letters, and Sciences
Sample Plan

The Family Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program which focuses on human development within the family context. The two primary focuses of the minor are on nature of family interactions and family issues, and family interactions within broader social institutions. Students take mainly a mixture of social work and psychology courses, helped with options in nursing, philosophy, and criminal justice classes, in order to fulfill the requirements laid out to become a family studies minor. The minor is beneficial to all students and supports work in a variety of fields including health care, social services, counseling, youth services, teaching, ministry, family law, and business.