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Family Studies Minor

Students in a classroomThe College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, through the Department of Psychology, offers the Family Studies Minor.

The interdisciplinary field of Family Studies focuses on human development within the family context as well as the family’s interactions with broader social institutions.

Issues examined will include the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of individuals throughout their lifespan as facilitated by families, educators, welfare/justice systems, and health professionals using relevant methods, concepts, and theories.

To receive the minor, students must complete 24 credit hours of courses that are directly relevant to family studies, including 21 credit hours of specified courses and 3 credit hours of approved elective courses.

All of these courses are offered by various departments and listed each semester in the Schedule of Classes.

Family Studies Minor course catalog information

Requirements for the Family Studies Minor Checklist

For information about the minor, please contact:

Cynthia Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director, Family Studies
cynthiacampbell@boisestate.edu