College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

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Family Sciences emphasizes the integration of individual development, family development, and family economics and management.

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With a bachelor’s in Family Sciences, you’ll be prepared to help individuals and families through careers in many local, state, and national settings accross public and private sectors.

A degree in Family Sciences lays a solid foundation for career paths in: 

  • Education

  • Social Services

  • Healthcare and Family Wellness

  • Family Law

  • Resource Management

  • Couples and Family Therapy

  • Cooperative Extension
  • Faith-based Organizations

What You'll Study

You may choose a program from among courses that focus on developmental theory, lifespan human development, family system dynamics, family intervention, family economics and management, consumer economics, and management of resources.

Required family and consumer science courses include such contemporary family issue areas as; family resource management, financial management, human development throughout the lifespan, psychology, sociology, family relations, research methods, and an internship in agencies in the community.

At the bottom of the page, click the most recent major sheet for a complete list of required coursework.

Enhancing Your Time at UK

There are countless ways to “see blue.” on campus, but the best way to maximize your journey at the University of Kentucky is by engaging in an Education Abroad opportunity.

This will allow you to gain a global perspective and enhance future employability. As you take the first step towards investing in your future, we encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. Take a look at some of the options UK Education Abroad & Exchanges office suggests to complement your major! #SeeBlueAbroad

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