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Family Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Majoring in Family Science at Concordia University, St. Paul involves the study of the way families work and how they can function more effectively. What is the value of education for parenting? What are the effects of policy and legislation on families? 
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Overview

How can you teach about sensitive personal issues? You’ll develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and in understanding human thought, behavior and family interaction as you take 50 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. Completion of the major leads to provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations.

We offer a bachelor degree in Family Science at Concordia University, St. Paul. Beyond the classroom, our location in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation allows you access to community learning opportunities and internships that let you interact with individuals and families from various cultural backgrounds. 

And because we design our family science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in settings that include social service agencies, retirement communities, schools and colleges, community education, church congregations, hospitals, corrections facilities and government agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Family Communication 
  • Intro to Family Life Ed 
  • Family Systems, Structures and Relationships 
  • Family Decision-Making and Resource Management 
  • Parent Education 
  • Family Law, Public Policy, and Applied Ethics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    59

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

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  • Minimum required score:

    46

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official College Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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