Family Science, BS

Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Science

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Blended
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Why Pursue This Program

The blended Family Sciences, BS program is designed to equip students to employ evidence-informed strategies to create meaningful change for families across society. 

Students of this program gain:

  • A comprehensive understanding of how families function
  • A deep respect for diversity in people and environments
  • Skills to work in areas that build individual, family and community strengths

The curriculum for Family Science is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). NCFR is the oldest and largest national organization concerned with family issues in the United States. 

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Science graduates are qualified for provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

Note: This program requires the completion of the Family Science major plus the completion of a second major or minor, allowing students to expand their expertise and enhance their professional marketability.

Career Outlook:

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of school and career counselors is projected to grow at a rate of 8%, much faster than the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment in elementary, middle, and high schools is expected to increase demand for school counselors.

Career paths include:

  • Workforce Education Coordinator
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Communications Officer
  • Police/Court Clerk
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Transitional Youth Advocate

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.