Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program in which students examine the nature of family in society as well as the micro-dynamics of family interaction. Not only does the family influence individual development and happiness, but as a microcosm of society, family both shapes and is shaped by the larger interdependent social, political, and economic landscape. An understanding of all forces influencing families over time is essential for a thorough understanding of the human experience. As such, a minor in family studies can be beneficial to work in a variety of fields, including public policy, human resources, health promotion, social work, teaching, therapy, counseling, ministry, journalism and business, among others.
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The winner of the $22,500 Family Social Science
U of M graduate school
fellowship is . . .
Family Studies senior Foua Yang was awarded the prestigious University of Minnesota Dove Fellowship. In the fall of 2012, she'll be heading off to graduate school as a Dove Fellow at her first-choice graduate program in the country, and she couldn't be happier! Read more