The Department of Sociology offers a Minor in Family Studies, a research-based, multidisciplinary program that explores key issues pertaining to families, relationships, and development across the lifespan.

A Minor in Family Studies teaches how to nurture and strengthen personal relationships, explore issues around dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, and the contemporary issues facing families in diverse contexts. Students will learn theoretical perspectives, research methods, empirically based knowledge, and practical applications of contemporary science on relationships and families. This is a versatile minor that can be applied to a variety of career opportunities.


Hear what our alumni and Professors have to say about minoring in Family Studies.

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