Family Sciences

Family Sciences

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of families and individuals? Our family sciences programs will help you develop research and leadership skills with a focus on personal and civic responsibility. We prepare you for a career as a certified family life educator, professional counselor, child life specialist, marriage and family therapist and more.

Academic Programs

Programs in the Department of Family Sciences provide:

  • Rigorous academic studies
  • Community engagement
  • Quality field placements
  • Hands-on learning experiences

Classes offered online and close to home

We understand that many of you have work, family and other responsibilities. Our online courses and programs provide the flexibility you need to balance the demands of your personal and professional lives.

Collin County students pursuing a bachelor's degree in child development may take TWU courses at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC). Junior- and senior-level family sciences courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in child development are offered each semester. The department plans to offer all major courses necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree in child development (with no emphasis) within a two-year rotation.