Interested in a career related to families?

Search and filter below to find the right academic degree program, minor, or certificate for you in Family Science — the scientific study of families and close interpersonal relationships.

Scroll down to see complete program listings. Click any degree program name to open more information about that program. 

You can also learn why you should earn a Family Science degree, including the unique skills you'll gain and career opportunities for Family Science graduates.

Areas of Study in This Guide

“Area(s) of Study” is a filtering option in this guide. The area of study for a listing indicates the main curricular focus of that program. Options include:

  • Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies: includes human development and Family Science curricula
  • Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family): focuses on one of more areas or stages of human development, such as the examples listed in parentheses
  • Family Life Education: focuses on Family Life Education, a practice area of Family Science that equips families to develop knowledge and skills to enhance their well-being and relationships
  • Family Policy: focuses on the development and evaluation of family policies, laws, and advocacy efforts
  • Family Resource Management: focuses on addressing decisions families make about developing and allocating resources
  • Family Science/Studies/Relations/Ecology/Services: focuses primarily on Family Science curricula. Programs may be titled with terminology other than Family Science, such as “family studies” or “family relations.”
  • Parent Education: focuses on the practice of parent education, one type of Family Life Education that centers on parenting practices, skills, and relationships
  • Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family): focuses on therapy or counseling that considers the family, couple, and/or marital relationships in which a person exists
  • Youth, Family, and Community Services: focuses on development, administration, and management of family and community service organizations/programs
Interactive Map of Degree Programs

Use NCFR's interactive map to see at a glance where Family Science programs are located in the U.S. and Canada.

Click any pin on the map to see bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs at that institution. (Minors and certificates are included in the full guide below.)

About CFLE-Approved Programs
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CFLE Approved

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On-Campus
Department of Marriage and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
Online
School of Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Family and Child Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Social Work and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
On-Campus
Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Human Sciences and Design
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Human Sciences and Design
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Hybrid
Seminary
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Workforce Education and Development
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
On-Campus
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Hybrid
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Hybrid
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Hybrid
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
On-Campus
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
On-Campus
Department of Individual, Family & Community Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Individual, Family & Community Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Individual, Family & Community Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Sociology and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
School of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
School of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Counseling Psychology & Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Youth, Family, and Community Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Sexuality, Marriage, & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
On-Campus
Department of Sexuality, Marriage, & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
On-Campus
School of Health Sciences and Wellness
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
Online
School of Health Sciences and Wellness
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Behavioral Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Behavioral Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Social Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Family & Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Child & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Child & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
Online
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Concentrations
Family Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Sociology
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Concentrations
Demography of the Family
Social Psychology of the Family
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Child Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
School of Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved