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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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
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
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)
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
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
On-Campus
School of Theology
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
School of Theology
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
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
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
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 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
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
On-Campus
Hybrid
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Hybrid
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Home and Family
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
CFLE Approved
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 and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
On-Campus
Department of Child and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
On-Campus
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
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 Family & Consumer Sciences
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 Family & Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
CFLE Approved
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 Child Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Concentrations
Prevention Science
Marriage and Family Therapy
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
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 & Family Science
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 & Family Science
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 Family & Child 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
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
School of Human Ecology
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
School of Human Ecology
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
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
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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
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)
On-Campus
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 Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Resource Management
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)