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B.A. in Family Science

Program Overview

Provide Support and Leadership to Families

Promote positive growth and development among families and individuals. The family science degree prepares you for career opportunities across education, public health, social services, and children/youth development.

Promote positive growth and development among families and individuals. The family science degree prepares you for career opportunities across education, public health, social services, and children/youth development.

Fast Facts

2

years, depending on transfer credits

120

total credit hours

$420

per credit hour

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Work with Diverse Families

Develop a deeper understanding of human thought, behavior, and family interaction. The family science degree helps you acquire the skills needed to help families of all types, with curriculum covering key topic areas like the stages of development, family systems, and family law.

This degree program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). You can choose the certified track, to earn the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential*, or the non-certified track.

*Licensure Disclosure
Students must choose between a certified or non-certified track before the third course in the family science degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, CFLE Track students will be provisionally certified as Family Life Educators. Non-CFLE students are eligible to sit for the national exam to gain provisional certification. Provisional certification is available to applicants who have completed the program but who have not yet earned enough work experience hours in Family Life Education to qualify for full-certification status (3200 hours).

Curriculum

The online family studies degree provides a liberal arts perspective through the General Education core, plus 43 credit hours in the major. You’ll study concepts in contemporary families, family relationships, family decision-making, intimate relationships, growth and development, and more.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the B.A. in Family Science from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The family science degree from CSP costs $420 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum of 90 credit hours to get your total tuition down to $12,600. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your family science degree program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

Concordia’s online B.A. in Family Science degree program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

This program is offered fully online from Concordia University, St. Paul.

Without transfer credits, completing 120 credit hours at $420 per credit hour totals $50,400. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (90), your total tuition could be as low as $12,600 before scholarships and financial aid.

Transfer credits must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.

The B.A. in Family Science will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.

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Sources

  1. Community and Social Service Occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/home.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. Social Workers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  3. Social and Human Service Assistants. U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-and-human-service-assistants.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2020.