Southern Nazarene University

Family Studies & Gerontology Program
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Why a Bachelor of Science with a major in Family Studies & Gerontology? American society is undergoing a major transformation at a rapid rate at both ends of the generational spectrum. Our population is aging and living longer. Our young families are also caught in this sea of change. Consequently, professionals educated in intergenerational studies and lifespan relations will play a pivotal role in the evolving construct of our society.

Program Overview
Department Emphasis
  • 25% Family Studies
  • 25% Sociology
  • 25% Psychology
  • 25% Communications
Campus Enrollment
2,300
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Undergraduate
Department Address

6729 N.W. 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
United States

Phone Number
405-491-6332
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies & Gerontology
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Human Development
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Family Communication
  • Adulthood & Aging
  • Family: Dynamics & Structure
  • Social Service Resources/Practicum
  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Biblical Perspectives in Western Culture
  • Family: Coping with Crises
  • Introduction to Management & Administration Assessment & Wellness Death, Grief & Loss
  • Personal & Professional: Ethics & Values
Undergrad Comments

Southern Nazarene University's School of Professional Studies offers a degree completion program for adults in Family Studies and Gerontology.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Gerontology is offered at SNU's Bethany and Tulsa campuses for adults who already earned 60 or more transferable college hours. It meets one night a week for 15 months.

The Family Studies and Gerontology program draws from family studies, sociology, psychology and communication.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.