We offer two undergraduate majors and will soon offer an undergraduate certificate:

FAM: B.S. in Family Sciences

This program emphasizes individual, relational, and family development and processes over the lifecourse. Courses are interdiciplinary in nature and cover research-based knowledge on topics such as parent-child relations, dating and marital relations, human sexuality, lifespan human development, family conflict and violence, adolescent development, aging, family processes, prevention and intervention, and managing family resources. Graduates are prepared for entry-level career positions in a wide assortment of helping organizations and agencies. Examples of the types of careers that await graduates of our programs can be found on the careers page.

Academic Coordinator: Pam McFarland

CEF: B.S. in Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling


This program empowers students to address consumer and financial issues that impact family economic well-being. Through coursework, hands-on experiences, and internship placements, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of financial literacy, money management, consumer behavior, and financial counseling practices. Graduates are prepared for entry-level career positions in a wide assortment of helping organizations and agencies. Examples of the types of careers that await graduates of our programs can be found on the careers page.

Program Director: Bruce Ross, Ph.D.

Certificate in Child Life

The requirements of this certificate are consistent with requirements stipulated by the Association of Child Life Professionals to establish eligibility for the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. Child life professionals strive to reduce the negative impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations that affect the development, health, and well-being of infants, children, youth, and families. They often find employment in hospitals, and especially children's hospitals.

Academic Coordinator: Pam McFarland

Questions about our undergraduate programs can be directed to the undergraduate academic coordinator, Pam McFarland