Family Studies Minor

This interdisciplinary minor combines the fields of anthropology, psychology, religion, and sociology to provide an integrative field of study focused on the institution of the family. Special topics in other disciplines are also offered according to interest and demand. The minor is designed to provide students with adequate knowledge and skills for professional careers in human services and leadership roles in the church, family and community in addition to preparing students for further education in family studies and related areas.

Required Courses Credits
PSY 230 – Lifespan Development of the Family 3
SOC 237 – Introduction to Marriage and Family Studies 3
Select nine hours from the following courses:
PSY 325 – Human Sexuality 3
PSY 326 – Family Systems Theory through Film 3
SOC 330 – Culture and Family 2
SOC 362 – Gender Relations 2
SOC 297 – Special Topics Courses (pre-approved by department chair) 2 or 4
SOC 394 – Internship in Family Studies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6
THEL 337 – Theological Foundations of the Family 4
Total 15


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