About the Family Studies Degree
The B.A. in Family Studies focuses on the development of individual, couple, and family wellness across the lifespan. Hence, particular attention will be given to the interactions among individuals, families, communities, and cultures.
Students majoring in family studies will take a series of courses that provide a foundation for understanding the complex issues related to the family.
The family studies curriculum will cover:
Additional courses that will benefit students:
Why Get a Family Studies Degree?
Practicum: Each student majoring in family studies will participate in an off-campus practicum designed to facilitate professional growth and development.
Certified Family Life Educator: Graduates of the family studies program will have met all the standards and criteria needed for Provisional Certification as a Family Life Educator, a designation granted by the National Council on Family Relations. Certification will increase a graduate's credibility as a family life educator and thus will expand his or her employment opportunities. Visit https://www.ncfr.org/cfle-certification/what-family-life-education for more information about the Family Life Educator certification.
Graduates with a degree in family studies may find employment in the following areas:
Graduates with a degree in family studies may pursue graduate work in the following areas:
Visit the University Catalog here to view the family studies degree and other LCU degree plans.