Employment Outlook for Graduates in Family Studies

Perhaps the most common characteristic found among Family Studies graduates is that they have a strong desire to help families elevate their quality of life. They place a high value on the compensation that comes from knowing that their contribution makes a huge difference to others.

Using the foundations gained through coursework and experiences at Lamar, they go on to careers that emphasize helping individuals overcome adverse circumstances, helping communities grow to better support children and families, and helping society address deficits that prevent entire populations of people from aspiring to a flourishing life.

If you decide to pursue the Family Studies degree, you may tailor your degree plan toward specializations in family health, family law/public policy, family life education/counseling, family social services or family research; or, alternatively may design your own plan based on your own specific goals and interests.

In addition to their academic work, many Family Studies students participate in a variety of career-building and community activities through the student organization, Student Council on Family Relations.

Job Titles