Mount Saint Vincent University

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Program Highlights

Our program in Family Studies examines contemporary issues that affect this field: family dynamics and development. Our faculty will help you understand the field of Family Studies. As a student in our Family Studies programs, you’ll be able to build on your course readings, lectures, discussions, and assignments by accessing research and practical resources.

  • Family Studies focuses on family dynamics and diversity within an increasingly complex and society. These studies will help you to understand the trends, challenges and developments in the health and human service delivery system and the disciplines that support it.

Program Options

You can choose to study toward a combined major, a concentration, or a minor in either Family Studies. These programs will complement your studies in other programs such as sociology, psychology, public policy, or women’s studies. As you pursue a program in Family Studies, you will better understand the field and develop your capacity to work in professional environments where a knowledge of family studies or aging is important. More »

Dynamic and Relevant Courses

You’ll build your teamwork and leadership skills by working on group projects. Class projects and presentations will help you to develop your interpersonal communication, conflict management, and advocacy skills. The assignments you complete will help you to hone your analytical and intellectual skills, your professional rigour, your leadership, and your social citizenship skills. Our program’s framework is designed to guide you toward a consciousness around social citizenship. More »

A Flexible Learning Environment

The student body in our programs is diverse — we welcome students of different ages, life experiences, and perspectives on families and aging — and this diversity helps enhance your learning experience. Most of your classes will combine lectures with group discussions on class material so students are able to learn from one another by sharing ideas, personal reflections, and professional experiences. We welcome full- and part-time students, and many of our courses are available via Distance Learning »