Family Studies


Family Studies

Prepare to work with families in a range of social service or educational settings.

As a USJ Family Studies major, you will focus on understanding families in the context of modern society.

Contact us to learn more, or apply today.

Family Studies Internship Opportunities:

You will choose two internships from more than 80 approved agencies, which may include:

  • CT Department of Children & Families
  • New Britain Visiting Nurses Association
  • Family Support Program - Children's Medical Center
  • Nurturing Families Network
  • Alzheimer's Association

Program Graduate Success:

Our graduates are employed as:

  • Group Facilitator & Family Support Specialists
  • Community Case Managers
  • Family Advocates
  • Educational Specialists
  • Juvenile Court Case Managers
  • Family Resource Center Directors
  • Parent Educators

Accelerated Master's Degree Program Options:

Qualified students can take graduate-level courses during senior year, toward completion of an undergraduate degree, and transfer those credits into the master's program. This results in significant financial and time savings. Program options include:

Plan of Study:

A proposed course of study in Family Studies may be found in our online catalog.

Career Opportunities for Family Studies Majors:

  • Youth Services Worker
  • Parent Educator
  • Juvenile Court Case Manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Director, Senior Center
  • Director, Group Home
  • Director, Community Service
  • Family Resource Center Director
  • Case worker, Department of Children and Families (or adoption agencies)
  • Youth Service Worker (town or city Department of Youth Services)
  • Residential Counselor or Direct Care Counselor (residential treatment facilities)
  • Behavioral Case Worker (behavioral therapy with children with special needs)
  • Juvenile Detention Officer, Probation Officer, Truancy Officer or Child Advocate (CT juvenile justice system)
  • Activities Director (summer camp or community center)
  • Family Resource (referral or hot lines, call centers)
  • Lobbyist or Family Advocate for Family Issues
  • Parent Educator (family resource centers)
  • Family Counselor (nonprofit agencies or shelters)

Career opportunities with additional graduate study include:

  • Community Mental Health Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Family Therapist
  • Family/Juvenile Law Attorney
  • Social Worker
  • Early Childhood Special Educator