Earn a degree in Family Life at the University of Idaho

B.S. Child, Family & Consumer Studies: Family Life

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-7984

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Serving Others, Shaping Lives

Learn how to help families experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse, illness or grief, and prepare to teach them how to manage money, balance responsibilities, and strengthen family relationships in this program designed to prepare you for a career as an accredited financial counselor or certified family life educator. 

Fast Facts

  • The Child Development Laboratory offers a real-world setting to practice and learn
  • Access to current financial software for households or small businesses budgeting
  • Gather, organize and analyze data with a faculty member
  • Join FCS Club to attend the annual state conference and meet professionals
  • Intern at a hospital, consumer credit agency, or youth center
  • Family Counselor
  • Work-Life Specialist
  • Family Advocate

With certification from the National Council on Family Relations or accreditation as a financial counselor:
  • Family Life Educator
  • Financial Counselor


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn this degree, we recommend you:
  • volunteer in your community
  • work with children, the elderly, other special-needs groups
  • develop leadership skills
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
Get Involved
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Hands-on Learning
  • Access to the Child Development Laboratory
  • Go to the FCS state conference
  • Study abroad in Mexico, India, or Taiwan
  • Volunteer at a domestic violence center or assisted-living facility
  • Hospital
  • Consumer Credit Agency
  • Youth Center
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Food and Nutrition Club
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron