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Are you interested in the welfare and empowerment of families? Families play a critical role in human development and personal well-being, and a background in family-based work gives you an opportunity to have a positive impact in your community that can last for generations. Students in Champlain's Family Studies minor will explore theoretical and practical understandings of the family; the interconnectedness of community, individual development, and family; and the historical, political, and social climates in which families exist.
A minor in Family Studies can provide significant support throughout a career in areas like human services, health services, law, psychology, communications, program development, education, and public policy. In addition to naturally complementing majors like Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies & Policy, Law, Psychology, and Social Work, the Family Studies minor adds a valuable educational component to any major.
Upon completion of this minor, you will be able to: