Bachelor of Science in Family Life Studies
Utah State University

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.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities