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
For Degree Program Representatives
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Campus Enrollment Size

CFLE Approved

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On-Campus
Department of Family and Child Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Human Sciences and Design
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
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
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
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 Child, Adolescent, & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Department of Child Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Family Science
Child Life
Child Development
Accreditations
Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
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 Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
College of Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
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
Department of Nutrition, Hospitality & Human Services
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 Ecology
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
Department of Family Science and Social Work
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Family Consumer Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Family Consumer Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Health & Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Family and Consumer 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
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
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 and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise 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 Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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 of Child & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of of Child & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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
Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
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
Online
Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
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 Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Human Environmental Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Concentrations
Child Development
Gerontology
Marriage and Family
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
On-Campus
School of Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
On-Campus
College of Education and Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
School of Education & Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
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 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 Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)