About this program
The human services family studies concentration is designed to expose and engage students in a variety of topics related to family function, family structure and family dynamics. Family studies is a multidisciplinary area. It is informed by sociological, historical, anthropological, psychological and other emerging perspectives. Students learn that families are shaped by, and adapt to, a range of economic, political, cultural and psychological factors.
A human services major with a focus in family studies appeals to those students considering working with families as their primary client group in either the public or private human services arenas. The primary concern of the program is the social health of all families, as well as interventions and policies for serving families. The family studies course work is also available for those students who want to understand and contextualize their own family experience.
- demonstrate knowledge of best practice family interventions.
- use quality data to inform decision making.
- communicate effectively in all professional relationships.
- demonstrate skills to support all families.
- understand family function, structure, and dynamics