College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Applied Human Sciences

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Welcome to the Family Services website at the University of Northern Iowa! The discipline of family studies explores patterns of family functioning and how relationship processes and other contextual factors influence individual development and behavior.

The coursework focuses on the theory and research about family relationships and human development, with an applied focus in order to help prepare students for work in the human services field or to attend graduate school. We also have a strong focus on prevention and early intervention, providing tools and knowledge to families in order to improve their quality of life. The program has been designated as an approved Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program by the National Council on Family Relations.

Join our Facebook page (UNI Family Service Majors/Minors and Alums) and follow us on Twitter (@UNIFamServices) for program updates and information related to the field. 

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