Bachelor of Arts inFamily Science

Majoring in Family Science involves the study of the way families work and how they can function more effectively. What is the value of education for parenting? What are the effects of policy and legislation on families? How can you teach about sensitive personal issues? You’ll develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and in understanding human thought, behavior and family interaction as you take 50 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. Completion of the major leads to provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations.

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Family Science Curriculum Overview

Students graduating with a Family Science major develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and family interaction. The educational outcomes in combination with the internship experience prepare students to enter a career of choice or graduate school.


Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Michael Walcheski Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, Chairperson of Department of Human Services, Professor of Psychology and Family Science

Dr. Walcheski is a nationally recognized expert in Family Science who conducts presentations and professional training sessions at academic conferences and education seminars.

Career Potential

Beyond the classroom, our location in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation allows you access to community learning opportunities and internships that let you interact with individuals and families from various cultural backgrounds. And because we design our family science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in settings that include social service agencies, retirement communities, schools and colleges, community education, church congregations, hospitals, corrections facilities and government agencies.

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Education
  • Congregations and Other Religious Settings
  • Corporations
  • Corrections
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Junior and Senior High Schools
  • Retirement Communities
  • Social Service Agencies

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