Human Services Family Studies (B.H.S.)

College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

The BHS in Family Studies prepares students to work with families and individuals across the lifespan. Family Studies is a multidisciplinary area informed by sociological, historical, anthropological, psychological and other emerging perspectives. Students learn that families are shaped by, and adapt to, a range of economic, political, cultural and psychological factors.

The BHS in Family Studies provides students the opportunity to use an interdisciplinary lens in order to support resilient families and communities. A BHS in Family Studies prepares students to develop policy that enhance family functioning, create equitable and strengths-based programming for families, work towards racial, economic, gender and social justice for all families and communities, and engage directly with families in order to improve the well-being of families and communities. A human services major with a focus in family studies appeals to those students considering working with families as their primary client group in either the public or private human services arenas as well as students interested in working in policy, education, or government services.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Adult Development and Aging
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair