Why Get a Family Science Degree?
- Explore the specific of family: family formations, functions, dynamics, issues, challenges, and more.
- Gain strong family-specific knowledge and skills for your career: strengthening family relationships,
building on families’ strengths, using prevention
education, translating and applying research
findings and evidence-based information, and more
- Understand how family research, theory and
practice work are related and inform each other.
- Receive training to identify programs and practice
that are research-based or evidence-based, and
learn to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and
- Get experimental training and learning through
internships or service learning.
- Get knowledge and skills that can apply to anyone’s
life within their family and close interpersonal
People with Family Science backgrounds can work in many types of jobs:
- Professional practitioner jobs working directly
for example, parent educator, marriage and family therapist, case manager with
a social service organization, private practice, and consulting.
- Research: to better understand families.
- Teaching about families: either in the community or at a college or university.
- Policy jobs: that shape policies affecting families, government agencies-administrative or human services, military-related organizations, courts, and corrections system.
- Health: Health clinics or agencies, hospitals.
- Schools: K-12, early childhood, colleges, and universities.
To learn more, please visit https://www.ncfr.org/.