The concentration in family ministry prepares those students who are studying families with the intention to enter into work at faith-based institutions, serve on the mission field, or who just want knowledge for working with families informally in daily life. Courses such as sociology of religion and gender and sexuality bring broad sociological ideas into the family studies curriculum, which will continue to build on critical thinking skills and awareness of forces in family life.
Students following the family ministry track will be well-suited for work in faith-based institutions or nonprofit organizations. This is a great concentration for the family studies major who desires to pursue seminary. Many students will be interested in serving in missions domestically and abroad. Related fields include education, human services, and graduate education in social work, family law, and psychology.
Interdisciplinary Component—15 hours
Family Ministry Concentration—9 hours