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B.A. in Family Science

Focus on How Families Function in a Diverse World

Earn Family Life Educator Certification

Study NCFR-Accredited Curriculum

Complete a Hands-On Internship

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  • Duration As few as 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $420
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • An emphasis on diverse family relationships, growth, and development
  • Online, cohort format for coursework
  • Career-connected curriculum led by industry-experienced faculty
  • Christian, liberal arts education
  • Free transfer credit evaluation – you may transfer up to 90 credits
  • Now accepting applications – no fee to apply

Become a Certified Family Life Educator

CSP Global’s Bachelor of Arts in Family Science is built to align with your career goals. This program’s career-connected curriculum is accredited by the National Council on Family Relations, a nationally recognized affiliation connected to the Certified Family Life Educator credential.

Customize this degree to fit your ideal career path by choosing a certification or non-certification track. Your online experience includes instruction by industry-experienced faculty and an in-depth internship to gain the hands-on experience crucial to career advancement.

If you would prefer to attend classes in person, learn more about the campus version of this program. Interested earning an additional family and parent coaching credential? Learn more about our Family and Parent Coaching Certificate.


The online family studies degree provides a liberal arts perspective through the general education core, plus 43 credit hours in the major. You’ll study a career-connected curriculum that explores the broad principles and philosophy of family life education, including the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs and the skills to define and establish leadership within the field.


Program Outcomes

  • Facilitate healthy family interactions and foster positive communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of healthy relationships.
  • Effectively apply family life education theories and principles to plan, implement, and evaluate programs for individuals and families.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the B.A. in Family Science from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need to submit:

  • A Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from your previous regionally accredited institution(s) 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.
    • Transfer students with fewer than 20 college credits completed will also need to submit an official high school transcript and essay.
  • Additional Requirements
    • Access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.
    • Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete the academic success essay and/or provide additional documentation.
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Tuition Details

CSP Global is proud to be the most affordable private college in the Twin Cities. The online bachelor’s degree in family science costs $420 per credit hour. You can transfer up to 90 credit hours to reduce your total tuition to $12,600. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.


At CSP Global, you’ll have support from industry-experienced faculty who will offer guidance and answer your questions throughout your online bachelor’s in family science degree program. It’s yet another way the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering affordable online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

At CSP Global, you can earn a private college education at a price you can afford. In addition to financing your education with federal student aid and private loans, you will be eligible for a tuition discount offered to online students (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP Global is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor can help you apply for financial aid.

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Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

CSP Global’s online B.A. in Family Science degree program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

This program is offered fully online from CSP Global.

Without transfer credits, completing 120 credit hours at $420 per credit hour totals $50,400. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (90), your total tuition could be as low as $12,600 before scholarships and financial aid.

Transfer credits must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.

The B.A. in Family Science will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.

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Licensure Disclosure

Students must choose between a certified or non-certified track before the third course in the family science degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, CFLE Track students will be provisionally certified as Family Life Educators. Non-CFLE students are eligible to sit for the national exam to gain provisional certification. Provisional certification is available to applicants who have completed the program but who have not yet earned enough work experience hours in Family Life Education to qualify for full-certification status (3200 hours).