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.
New curriculum incoming
Please note starting in 2021W new degree requirements will take effect for Major, Minor, and Family Studies programs. This will only take effect for students who declare their specialization in 2021. This does not affect students who have previously declared.
The program requires that students complete the following
Lower-level Requirements (12 credits):
- 3 credits of FMST 210
- 3 credits of SOCI 200 Sociology of Family
- 6 credits of FMST at the 200-level and/or SOCI 100, 101, 102, 204, 224
Upper-level Requirements (18 credits):
- 3 credits of SOCI 320 Diversity in Family Forms
- 3 credits of SOCI 415 Theories of Family and Kinship
- 12 credits at the 300-level or higher and selected from FMST courses and/or SOCI 324, SOCI 369, SOCI 441, SOCI 442 and SOCI 344
Students majoring in Sociology and minoring in Family Studies may double count a maximum of only 6 upper-level credits toward both the Major and Minor. See Arts Advising.
For degree requirements for all UBC Sociology programs, click here.