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Bachelor of Science in Family Life Studies

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Family Life Studies program at Utah State University is designed for students with an interest in human development, family relationships, family economics, or consumer issues and the way they affect individuals, families, and communities. This program may be ideal for those returning to college to complete a degree as well as freshmen pursuing their first degree. Students are able to focus their studies in an area relevant to their experience and future career paths.

The Family Life Studies major is an integrative one that combines topics associated with family, human development, and consumer sciences, preparing graduates for positions that require problem-solving skills. Completion of this degree also helps students create stronger relationships in their own lives. Graduates will be able to apply for careers in Head Start programs, adult day care centers, long-term care facilities, and foster care. They should be able to serve children, families, the elderly, and displaced homemakers.

Students will focus on consumer science, family relations and interactions, and varying stages of human development. Other possible topics include human sexuality, family resource management, and some social and environmental issues.


Official transcripts. High school diploma or GED, with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA or 656 total GED. 17 ACT or 820 SAT (does not include writing portion). 90 index score. Applicants who do not meet these standards may still be considered on individual basis for 2-year general studies program.

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities