School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Family Science (50-51 hours)

Family Science classFamily science is a professional area of study focusing on the family. The underlying assumption of the profession is that the family is one of the most enduring of all social institutions and a basic unit in society. The more effective the family unit is in meeting the needs and goals of its members, the more society benefits from socially and emotionally healthy and productive citizens.

The program prepares students for professional careers in a variety of human service areas, including family services and youth programs, family life and parent education programs, business and government agencies, and leadership roles in church, school, and community. The program offers students a strong foundation for graduate work. Graduates of the program are eligible to receive provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

The Anderson University Family Science program is certified by the National Council on Family Relations. The program prepares students for professional careers in a variety of human service areas, including family services and youth programs, family life and parent education programs, business and government agencies, and leadership roles in church, school, and community. The program offers students a strong foundation for graduate work. Graduates of the program are eligible to receive provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Full certification is available when alums complete sufficient work experience after graduation.

What classes will I take?

  • Family in Global and Diverse Context
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dynamics of Marital Interaction

View the courses required for the Family Science major.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Case Management Counselors
  • Child and Protective Services Worker
  • Parent Educator
  • Youth Counselor  

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.