Family Studies

It’s difficult to find anyone who does not believe that families are the building blocks of any society. Understanding the health and welfare of our families helps us to better determine the future for our children and the nation as a whole.
We believe that the family is one of the cornerstones of civilization. Our academic approach takes very seriously ways to enlarge our understanding in order to prepare students not just as members of families themselves but as proactive agents of change to help find ways to strengthen and value the family.

Our Family Studies minor will help to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the changing dynamic of family life in American today. Courses in this program will help you gain the most current knowledge of demographic trends, theoretical explanations and statistical data about the past, present and future of family life.  

This minor is an excellent compliment for students who are studying in fields such as:
  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Health Care
  • Marketing
  • Ministry
  • Public Service
  • Social Work

Baptist Church
The program seeks to provide each student with a fundamental understanding of the essential dimensions of family life.  Students explore the theories, contexts, and processes used to understand the dynamics of family interaction related to communication, sexuality, childhood, economics, and family roles.  The family studies program advocates church and community involvement in the lives of students. This type of academic learning mixed with direct application strengthens home and family as the fundamental unit of society.


For more information please contact
D.R. Wilson, PhD
Chair, Department of Law and Society
Professor of Sociology