About This Degree
The family life studies degree is only offered online. This program is designed to prepare students for successful careers serving individuals and families across the life span and to help students achieve fulfilling family relationships in their own lives. Students learn how human development, family relationships, family economics, and consumer issues affect the individual and the family. This program has the same academic rigor as on-campus degrees, but is offered in an alternate format to serve a wide variety of students.
This degree is particularly well suited for students who are returning to college to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The flexibility of the online coursework makes it so that students can speed up the graduation process by completing work on their own schedules. Students can specialize their studies in the capstone practicum experience in an area of interest related to family life that allows them to gain experience for future career paths.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.
View Potential Careers
With a degree in family life studies, students may pursue careers in the following areas:
- Head Start programs
- Social service agencies
- Drug treatment centers
- Youth and adult residential care centers
- Foster care
- Youth centers
- Crisis centers
- Parent education programs
- Senior citizen centers
- Long-term care facilities
- Adult day care centers
Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
Course Listing (University Catalog)
To view all degrees and programs available at USU, visit Degree Finder. Please note, not all degrees and programs are available at every location. We recommend searching by location unless you intend on relocating. Contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability in your area.
If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.
Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.