Bachelor of Arts inFamily Science


Fortune 500 Companies Headquartered in the Twin Cities


Enrollment (1,400 on-campus undergraduates)


average number of student events per week

10 minutes

travel time to downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul


the year Concordia was founded

Program Overview
Credit Hours: 50

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.

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.

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.