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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Online
Hybrid
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Concentrations
Early Childhood
Marriage and Family
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Human Development and Family Studies
Pre-Health Professions
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions
Early Childhood Professions
Prevention and Intervention Sciences
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
Online
Department of Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Family Life Education
Child Life Specialist
Adult Development and Aging
Early Childhood Development
Youth Development
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
On-Campus
Online
School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
School of Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Adolescence and Youth Development
Child Life
Family Life Education and Advocacy
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
School of Education and Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Child Development and Education
Child Life
Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society
Family and Lifespan Development
Accreditations
North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
School of Child and Family Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)|American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved