Family Studies

Are you looking for a meaningful career where your work makes a positive and lasting impact? If you enjoy helping children and adolescents and their families strengthen their family bond through skilled and proven techniques, consider enrolling in the Family Studies program. Upon successfully completing this program, you can pursue a career in public, private, and human service agencies working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, seniors, and families. This program will also prepare you to transfer to a university and major in fields related to family life education, human development, or child and family studies.

Our experienced instructors will teach you skills and techniques necessary for working with adolescents and their families in the family life education, human development, early childhood, and adolescent settings. You will examine human development as it pertains to children and adults, marriage and family relationships, and the dynamic correlation between school, community, and family and how those intersect with one another.

Begin a rewarding career today! Enroll in the Family Studies program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Family Life Education

Families are complex. Helping others understand the dynamics of growth and changes in family life creates healthy communities where everyone can thrive. EMCC’s Family Studies program gives you the skills to pursue a wide variety of careers like counseling services, youth program administration, hospice programs, and family outreach positions. Family studies students can even work in politics as a lobbyist or advocate for family rights. You’ll learn about human development, interpersonal relationships, sociology and psychology and how they all impact generational family life.