Degrees in Family Studies

The College of Family Studies offers Associate of Arts degrees and a Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies through the University of the Nations (UofN). These degrees will provide a well-grounded foundation for understanding a Biblically based Family. Students will learn about Godly family life and receive skills to help families live a biblical life style.

For the latest information regarding degrees check the uofn.edu website or download the latest UofN Catalog. All the course-links on this page refer to the UofN website.

Foundational Associate of Arts

The Foundational Associate of Arts degree will give the student:

  • skills for a lifetime of Bible study and application;
  • a biblical understanding of worldviews and critical thinking;
  • skills in interpersonal, intrapersonal, and cross-cultural communication, including the use of various media.

These skills are applied in a specific emphasis through one course from one college. This degree can provide a launching pad into other further studies and other degree programs.

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CourseCredits
Prerequisite:
Discipleship Training School – DSP 211; and Field Assignment – DSP 212
19-24
Core Courses: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking32-36
Emphasis Course in Family Studies
– FAM XXX Family Studies Course; and Field Assignment i.e., FMS, FFS, RRS, or AFS
20-24
Elective credits that may be required*0-13
TOTAL84
* At least 20 credits are required in Family Studies. Total Field Assignment/Practicum credit may vary from 16 to 36 credits.

Associate of Arts in Family Ministries

The Associate of Arts in Family Ministries provides an understanding of the biblical foundations of family, and skills for helping Christian families live from that perspective. Specific skills in counselling or in working with children or youth are also developed.

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CourseCredits
Prerequisite:
Discipleship Training School – DSP 211; and Field Assignment – DSP 212
19-24
Core Courses: one of these three: (Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking)11-12
Required Course:
Family Ministry School – FAM 223; and Field Assignment – FAM 224
20-24
One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following:
Foundations for Counseling Ministry – CNH 211; and Field Assignment – CNH 212
Children at Risk – CNH/EDN 251; and Practicum I – CNH/EDN 252
Principles in Child and Youth Ministries – EDN 221; and Field Assignment – EDN 222
20-24
Elective credits that may be required*0-14
TOTAL84
* Check with the College Academic Advisor.

Associate of Arts in Family Studies

This degree will

  • Equip students to help disciple families through the knowledge and skills obtained. 
  • Provide a theoretical framework and world-view of family life. 
  • Equip students with skills to become family helpers. 

The material is directly applicable to the students intended present or future ministry opportunities, and provides them with ready to use materials, models and skills that can be put into action. The degree introduces students to a foundational concept of family life model (Family of Origin) for the study and understanding the dynamics of family life, and introduces basic tools for helping relate to families.

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CourseCredits
Prerequisite:
Discipleship Training School – DSP 211; and Field Assignment – DSP 212
19-24
Required Courses:
Foundations for Family Studies – FAM 251
Foundations for Family Studies Field Assignment – FAM 252
Foundations for Family Studies Practicum – FAM 253
28-35
One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following:
Foundations for Counseling Ministry – CNH 211; and Field Assignment – CNH 212
Restoration of Relational Systems – CNH 327; and Field Assignment – CNH 328
Children at Risk – CNH/EDN 251; and Practicum I – CNH/EDN 252
Principles in Child and Youth Ministries – EDN 221; and Field Assignment – EDN 222
20-24
Elective credits that may be required*0-17
TOTAL84
* Check with the College Academic Advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies

This degree:

  • Equips students with an in-depth Christian view on the foundations of Family life. 
  • Teaches the use of Genograms for helping families or individuals.  
  • Equips students to be coach/mentor families or individuals. 
  • Compares different societal family issues and models, addresses healthy sexual wholeness. 
  • Provides a in-depth of understanding to the Family of Origin model presented in the AA Degree in Family Studies. 

A total of 144 credits is needed for the B.A. Degree.

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CourseCredits
Prerequisite:
Discipleship Training School – DSP 211; and Field Assignment – DSP 212
19-24
Core Courses: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking36
Required Courses:
Foundations for Family Studies – FAM 251; and Field Assignment – FAM 252
Foundations for Family Studies Practicum – FAM 253
Advanced Family Studies – FAM 351; and Field Assignment – FAM 352
Advanced Family Studies Practicum – FAM 353
59-71
One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following:
Foundations for Counseling Ministry – CNH 211; and Field Assignment – CNH 212
Restoration of Relational Systems – CNH 327; and Field Assignment – CNH 328
Children at Risk – CNH/EDN 251; and Practicum I – CNH/EDN 252
Principles in Child and Youth Ministries – EDN 221; and Field Assignment – EDN 222
20-24
Elective credits that may be required*12-33
TOTAL144
* Check with the College Academic Advisor.

Academic Advising

Are you planning to pursue or already pursuing a degree in Family Studies? Make sure that you are in communication with the Academic Advisor of the College. They can help you find the requirements that apply to your situation. Contact us if you’re not currently connected to one of the advisors.