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Family Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Majoring in Family Science 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? 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.
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Students graduating with a Family Science major develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and family interaction. The educational outcomes in combination with the internship experience prepare students to enter a career of choice or graduate school.

Career Potential

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.

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Education
  • Congregations and Other Religious Settings
  • Corporations
  • Corrections
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Junior and Senior High Schools
  • Retirement Communities
  • Social Service Agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Family Communication
  • Intro to Family Life Ed
  • Family Systems
  • Family Decision
  • Parent Education
  • Family Law Public Policy
  • Methodology in Fam Life Ed
  • Family Life Educ. Internship
  • Human Life Experience
  • Child Psychology and Dev
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Themes in Adult Dev. & Aging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Apply Online
  • Submit official copies of your high school transcripts.
  • Request your transcripts online
  • Learn about transferring college level credits to CSP
  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores.
  • ACT Plus Writing preferred for Education students
  • $30 Application Fee: Pay online or submit check payable to Concordia University.
  • *If you have applied online or visited Concordia’s campus, your application fee will be waived!
  • Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete one or more of the following items:
  1. Proctored Writing Sample (PDF)
  2. Letter of Recommendation (PDF) To be completed by guidance counselor or teacher
  3. Admissions Interview
  4. Additional Semester of Coursework

International Students

One who has not attended an institution of higher education for at least one year must submit the following:

  • Online or Paper Application
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Pay online or submit check payable to Concordia University
  • Official High School Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21250 USD per year 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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