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Family Science

Bachelor of Arts


Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to impact positive change in family advocacy, education, and research. The BA in Family Science is one of CSP’s core, high-impact degrees that offers strong job placement and a valuable skillset that extends far beyond graduation. The program features two distinct tracks (certification vs. non-certification) to choose from based on your goals after college. Learn more about the advantages of the certification track under the “program details” section below. Regardless of the track you select, all graduates will develop skills in scientific thinking, understanding human thought, behavior, and family interaction


Program Length

49 Credits


On Campus


No matter your preferred concentration and area of future expertise within family science, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills and feel prepared for an impactful career.

Concordia’s unique dual-track program emphasizes job placement from day one. The program is accredited by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), which is a nationally recognized affiliation connected to the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. Students who pursue the certification will receive a valuable extra layer of career preparedness.

Coursework within the program provides an all-encompassing approach to family science. Experience engaging studies in areas such as family communication, human life experience, resource management, family systems, and more. When combined with a foundation in psychology or sociology, the program will set you up for success.

After your time at CSP, career opportunities are boundless. Dive into an exciting career in family life education, advocacy, family coaching, family psychology, and many more. Further opportunities exist for those who go the CFLE credential route as well.

Career Paths

Family Social Worker $ 50,820
Marriage & Family Therapist $ 56,570
School Psychologist $ 81,500

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