Family Studies B.S.

As you work toward your Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies, you'll explore in-depth the interrelationships among a family and its connection to a larger community, the socialization of children, and human interaction throughout the lifespan. 

You'll complete an internship at a community agency related to your primary interests. Your professional goals will determine your courses and specialization:

  • Families and health
  • Families, law and public policy
  • Family social science research
  • Family life education and guidance
  • Family social services

As a family studies graduate, you will be qualified to work in private, non-profit or government agencies that provide care and services for families and children. We also offer an online family studies 18-hour minor.

Note: The B.S. program in Family Studies accepts up to 36 hours of technical credit for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in early childhood development or a family studies-related degree.

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Kim Wallet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director
Family Studies
(409) 880-8970

Employment Outlook for Family Studies Graduates

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 LU, 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.

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.