Family science is one of the fastest growing programs at OC. Our academic programs equip students to serve in careers that support and nurture families. Whether in family counseling, family life education, child care, or social services, a graduate of the Family Science program is prepared to make a difference.
Oklahoma Christian offers two major programs in family science. The B.S. Degree in Family Science is a pre-professional degree that emphasizes the preparing of students for graduate school. Those students who wish to pursue advanced degrees, at either the master’s or doctoral level, are encouraged to pursue this degree. With the growth of marriage and family graduate school programs and the increasing influence of systems theory in psychology, the need to prepare students for study as marriage and family counselors is increasing.
The B.S. degree in Human Development/Family Science provides students with a broad approach to the study of the human development and family. This degree is certified as a Family Life Education program by the National Council on Family Relations. Students who graduate with the degree will be eligible to apply for their provisional FLE certification. The degree examines family issues across the lifespan with emphasis on family life education. This degree requires a minor; a minor is psychology is highly recommended.