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Child, Family & Consumer Studies: Family Development Across the Lifespan

Build stronger families.

Many families need extra guidance to cope with the demands of everyday life and to make smart choices about basic needs such as housing, money and nutrition.

In this program, you will learn how to help families — especially those experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse, illness or grief — improve their quality of life and build healthy living environments. You will prepare to teach families how to manage money, balance work-life responsibilities and strengthen family relationships.

You may select courses that will prepare you to become an accredited financial counselor or certified family life educator.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Work well with other people
  • Are interested in the complexity of human relationships
  • Want to make a positive difference in people’s lives
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are involved in your community

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Family counselor
  • Work-life specialist
  • Family advocate
  • Family life educator
  • Financial counselor

Available Online and On-Campus

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