Interested in learning about or preparing for a career related to families?

Search and filter by location, degree level, area of study, and more 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.

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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Campus Enrollment Size

CFLE Approved

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On-Campus
Department of Behavioral 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
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
Department of Child and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Child Development
Family Studies
Nutrition & Food Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
On-Campus
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
On-Campus
Department of Child and Family Services
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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
Youth, Family, and Community Services
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Science
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 Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Family Studies & Gerontology
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
On-Campus
Department of Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Psychology and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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 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)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
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
Department of Child Development and Family Relations
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 Sociology, Anthropology, Child & Family Studies
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 Sociology, Anthropology, Child & 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
College of Education and Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Human Development and Family Studies
Retail Merchandising
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
School of Human Services
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 and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
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)
On-Campus
Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
On-Campus
Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
On-Campus
Department of Social Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
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
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)