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About the Family Science Degree Program

On Campus Online

With a family science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, students learn how individuals develop and change, and how family, community and society affect human development.

In this program, you'll prepare for a family-focused career and establish an excellent foundation for graduate study in several areas. You'll learn about processes that impact families across the lifespan and develop skills to create safe, positive and healthy interpersonal relationships to foster family flourishing.

As a Family Science major, you'll gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Marriage and Parenting
  • Cross-Cultural Family Influences
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family Resource Management
  • Family and Social Policy

Immerse, learn, serve: Family Science internships connect students to 120 hours of impactful family-focused experience.

National Council on Family Relations
University of Nebraska (体育菠菜大平台) Online

Online Family Science Degree Program

As an online Family Science student at 体育菠菜大平台, you'll receive a quality and affordable education as well as the same degree as our on-campus students. Request Info Learn More Online Curriculum

Family Science Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Family Science, Bachelor of Science

Minor Offered

Family Science minor available on-campus


Great Value

体育菠菜大平台 is the most affordable Nebraska university and most students receive significant financial aid

What can you do with a Family Science Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Family Science graduates work for.


  • Workforce Education Coordinator
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Communications Officer
  • Police/Court Clerk
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Transitional Youth Advocate


  • Families Care
  • Compass
  • Boys Town
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • State of Nebraska