A concentration in marriage and family provides students with a broad understanding of family issues and delves deeper into family psychology. Building on the core of training in scientific methods and applied research, this concentration continues to build both written and oral communication skills by adding courses such as contemporary issues in the family. Throughout their curriculum, students will address some of the issues that come up in families and how to address them.
Students who pursue a concentration in marriage and family are best prepared for careers in marriage and family therapy. They will have the foundation necessary for working in education and human services, as well as graduate study in many related fields including family science, counseling, psychology, social work, family law, and other social science disciplines. This is also the appropriate track for those seeking future employment as certified family life educators. CFLEs work in health care, business, social services, education, religious settings, government, research, and international development.
Interdisciplinary Component—15 hours
Marriage and Family Concentration—9 hours