University of British Columbia

Department of Sociology
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

Family Studies is a minor program offered with the cooperation of the Sociology department. The Sociology department also offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. programs emphasizing the study of families, gender and relationships.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. James Ponzetti
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies (minor)
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Family Studies
  • The Family Context of Human Development
  • Parent-child Relationships
  • Development of Relationships
  • Human Sexuality
  • Family Diversity in North America
  • Marital and Family Interaction in North America
  • Communication in the Family
  • Family Resource Management
  • Family Financial Management
  • Adolescent Development
  • Aging and the Family
  • Contemporary Theories in Family Analysis
  • Family Research
  • Family Life Education Over the Life Span
  • Families in the Canadian Economy
  • Families and Work
  • Directed Studies Family Science
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Phyllis Johnson
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Theories About the Family
  • Research Methods in Family Studies
  • Analyzing Data in Family Studies
  • Close Relations
  • Intergeneration Relation
  • Directed Studies
  • Thesis
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Sociology
Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Sociology
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.

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CFLE Contact
James Ponzetti, Ph.D., CFLE
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