Family Studies Major

Why choose Family Studies at WSU?

• Excellent training and preparation for graduate school, employment and/or your personal life.
• Qualifies you to apply to be a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations, a national certification recognized in all 50 states.

What kinds of degrees are available?

Bachelor of Science (BS)

What are the employment opportunities?

Family Studies graduates are qualified to work in a wide variety of professional settings including social service agencies, hospitals, community education centers, the judicial system, police departments, rape crisis centers, employee assistance agencies and child care centers. Graduates may also be employed as personnel coordinators and family caseworkers. Visit WSU Career Services for current listings.

What are the starting salaries of graduates?

The average starting salary for students with a bachelor’s degree is $30,000 plus.

What will I learn in the program?

Through contemporary educational practices, you will learn to be a family life educator. You will develop a respect for diversity and the ability to create environments that enhance the lives and healthy development of children, adults and families over the life span. Addressing the holistic needs of children and their families, the curriculum provides you with a thorough understanding of family relations, child growth and development, interpersonal relations, resource management and family finance.