Undergraduate Programs

Family Science

Major in Family Science

Develop a career building families and communities with a major in family ecology. Students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about family strengths, issues and intervention techniques across the life span.
  • Develop understanding and skills in areas like family relations, community development, sexuality and aging.
  • Gain expertise in individual development within social, political, economic and cultural environments.
  • Complete a 200-hour practicum to gain professional experience and put your knowledge to the test.
  • Become a Professional Human Ecologist (P.HEc) after graduation.

Popular Courses

Some of the most popular course in this stream include Human Sexuality, Interviewing & Counselling and Program Planning & Evaluation.

Please visit the Faculty's course listing and descriptions for more information about each course.

Career Options

With this degree, you will be able to work the industry as a:

  • Child & youth worker
  • Life skills coach
  • Community services manager
  • Public relations professional
  • Education counsellor
  • International aid worker
  • Check out UAlberta's Human Ecology Career Guide for more options.