Family Studies

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Understand Family Dynamics

Further your understanding of family behavior. Family studies is one of the most intriguing fields in sociology. Expand your knowledge of family roles and interaction among familial components, both in the United States and in other cultures. A family studies minor complements other behavioral studies majors, like psychology or human services.

What can you do with a family studies degree?

Family studies helps people build a foundation in these careers.

  • Teaching
  • Social work, counseling and psychology
  • Advocacy and nonprofit work

Family Studies Courses

Take a look at what you'll study with a family studies minor at DWU.

  • Marriage and the Family
  • Social Psychology
  • Child Welfare

Explore your classes further in our academic catalog.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how families work from our teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

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