John Brown University
The Department of Family Studies seeks to better equip for human services by offering a bachelor program in Family and Human Services and a minor in Family Studies. This innovative curriculum follows the course guidelines of the National Council on Family Relations as closely as possible, incorporating Family Studies courses with coursework from other departments to provide the student theological, theoretical, and practical training. Students who have earned the degree in Family and Human Services serve in a variety of capacities such as family educators, family caseworkers, social services, youth counselors, mental health technicians, dispute mediators, foster care caseworkers, and adoption and placement counselors. The degree in Family and Human Services provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, family education, and other related fields.