Purpose and Focus
The Family Studies minor provides students with a basic understanding of interpersonal development, behavior, and relationships throughout the lifespan. Drawing on theory, research, and experience, this minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding individuals and families. This minor provides specialized knowledge for employment in a variety of educational and social service settings to enhance the development of individuals and families. The minor is designed for students in counseling, communications, health sciences, nursing, policy-making, psychology, recreation, social work, and sociology and for those who want to work with individuals or families. This minor also helps prepare those interested in pursuing graduate studies in counseling and marriage and family therapy.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Students may declare Family Studies as a minor at anytime subsequent to being matriculated. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 to declare and to graduate with a minor in Family Studies.
A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 must be maintained in order to continue in the Family Studies minor.
Upon acceptance as a minor, each student must meet with an advisor from the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs’ Student Advising Center. To ensure orderly progress toward the degree, the faculty of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program strongly suggest that minors see an advisor at least once each year, preferably every semester. The Advising Center can be reached at 702-895-1009 or firstname.lastname@example.org or may be visited in person on the 4th Floor of Greenspun Hall.