Family Studies Minor

Our family relationships can shape who we are.

And who we are in our family can influence who we are in our community. The importance of family services is to shape and assist these healthy family relationships, which in turn can lead to a greater, stronger community. 

Our family services program focuses on the theory and research on family relationships and human development, with an applied focus in order to help prepare students for work in the human services field or to attend graduate school.

First in the State

Designated and approved Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program by the National Council on Family Relations.

Make a Difference

Minor prepares students for careers focused on helping people build better lives.

Multiple Options

Flexible career options and opportunities to layer in complementary majors, minors and certificates.

Find out more about Family Studies

Contact us directly at:

Department of Family, Aging & Counseling
235 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls IA 50614-0332

Phone: 319-273-2814