Bachelor of Arts inFamily Science

Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 43
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online

Family Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Family Science online degree program is designed for students who are interested in careers related to family dynamics and behaviors. Students learn to facilitate healthy family interactions and foster positive communication and connections in both clinical and applied practice.


Curriculum Overview


This 40-credit hour degree provides students with the educational foundation to plan, implement and evaluate strategies that promote positive growth and development within families of all types. The curriculum covers key topic areas like the stages of development, family systems and family law.

Concordia’s online B.A. in Family Science degree program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Students can choose between a certified or non-certified track, but must do so before the third course in the Family Science degree program. Graduates of the certified track earn the designation of Certified Family Life Educator*.

*Students receiving the CFLE designation will not be required to sit for certifying exam as the program coursework is endorsed by the Nation Council of Family Relations meeting all criteria without an exam.

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FAS-200 - Intro to Family Life Ed

This course is an introduction to the field of family life education. Students will explore primary theoretical principles using the Life Span Family Life Education framework and professional issues influencing the practice of family life education. Emphasizing key content areas, the students will be introduced to: content area definitions and objectives; examples highlighting the integration of theory and practice in family life education; key resources; and future Issues and challenges for family life educators.

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Elective Courses


  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
    • If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

*120 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Proven Results

Concordia’s online and on-campus programs deliver relevant skill sets and real-world career outcomes for professionals in a variety of fields and industries.

95% 95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation.

*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul

$57,736 Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor’s) four years after graduation.

*salary data source:

44% CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average.

*Graduate earning data source:

Career Potential

A Bachelor’s in Family Science prepares students to bring comprehensive family training to a variety of employment sectors and fields. Professionals trained in family science provide an invaluable source of support and leadership within the disciplines of social work, counseling psychology and marriage and family therapy.

  • Child/Youth Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Public Health
  • Social Services
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Counseling Psychology

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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