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Family Studies

Family walking through the Quad

The Family Studies Initiative represents the collaboration of scientists from diverse disciplines working together with community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of children and the well-being of families throughout Idaho.

The broad goals of the Family Studies Initiative include providing an interdisciplinary culture for research on different aspects of families as well as using research findings and perspectives to contribute to quality teaching and educational opportunities and to meaningful collaborations with community leaders and agencies. The program also includes associated academic programs, including an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate in Family Studies.

The Initiative operates to ensure that family research plays a central role in the teaching, research, and service contributions of Boise State University. Profiles of involved faculty and community members as well as recent and ongoing activities are outlined on our site.