Family Studies

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Losch Hall
Phone: 937-772-9254
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Brief Description

The Family Studies students will develop knowledge in family functioning and understanding of the family and its members from a holistic and ecological approach. They will understand how the needs of families and individuals are addressed through the linking of family research and theory to the provision of services, the creation of policy, and the administration of educational programs for families and individuals. The Family Studies major is multidisciplinary and provides students with a wide array of skills and a broad base of knowledge to enable them to work with individuals, families, or systems in areas such as social services, government, and community.

Opportunities to Excel

Urbana graduates have found immediate employment with titles such as:

  • Activities Director
  • Children's Services Worker
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Visitation Coordinator
  • Youth Treatment Specialist
  • Youth Worker

Students have interned with:
  • The Caring Kitchen
  • VALE


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