Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


    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.

    School Overview

    Utah State University, located on a suburban campus in Logan, Utah, is a land-grant and space-grant institution. USU was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college, which focused on agriculture, mechanic arts, and domestic arts. The main campus of USU is located in Logan, and regional campuses are located in Bingham City, Tooele and Uintah Basin. USU operates more than 20 distance education centers throughout Utah.

    The school offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, natural resource sciences, economics and elementary and secondary education. The academic programs at USU lead to bachelor's, master'sd and doctoral degrees and are housed in the following colleges: 

    • School of Graduate Studies
    • Caine College of the Arts
    • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Science
    • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
    • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
    • S.J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

    USU has a flexible distance education program that offers degrees and programs that can be completed entirely online from any location that has internet access. Associate, bachelors and masters degrees, certificates, professional education licensure, and professional education endorsements can be earned online.


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