The discipline of Family Studies examines the interactions and social forces that contribute to healthy functioning families and romantic relationships. We study how individuals develop across the lifespan from infancy to older adulthood and the challenges they face along the way. We also look at how larger societal factors such as economics, education, work-family issues, parenting, sexuality, gender, and ethnicity all influence families and romantic relationships. Topics such as substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, poverty, gender equality, gay rights, and disabilities are also explored within the context of development and families.
Standard University admission requirements apply to this degree.