Family Studies

A Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from TWU prepares you to interact with people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to strengthen families and improve lives. Through this program, you’ll develop knowledge and skills to work effectively with people experiencing the effects of poverty, abuse, changes in family situations and more.

Career Opportunities

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  • Adoption and foster care agencies
  • Social service agencies ranging from child to geriatric
  • Outreach agencies
  • Adult and child protection advocacy

Students can also choose the family studies occupational therapy (OT) track in order to prepare for a graduate-level program in occupational therapy.

Degree Plans

CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) and NCFR (National Council on Family Relations) logos

*The programs meet the National Council on Family Relations standards and criteria for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.

Courses offered by semester

How to Apply

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Family Studies at the CHEC

Collin Higher Education Center

Collin County students may take TWU courses at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC). Junior- and senior-level courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in child development are offered each semester. The department plans to offer all major courses necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree in child development (with no emphasis) within a two-year rotation.

To register for classes at the CHEC, you must be a current TWU student in good standing and must have met any prerequisites necessary to take upper division courses.

CHEC Course Rotation through 2022


For more information

Melissa Harper, PhD
Undergraduate Advisor  
WH 102-B

Page last updated 12:24 PM, June 7, 2021