Mississippi University for Women
The Department of Psychology and Family Science offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science. Minors are also available in both areas. The Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science may be pursued by students interested in careers that involve working with children and families. The Family Science program focuses on dynamics within families, the social context of the family, as well as the development of individuals within the family unit. Also, family structures, member roles, and family interactions are examined. This major is intended to prepare students interested in working with family life education in community service agencies. The degree leads to provisional certification as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator program.