Family Studies Program to Host Information Session Oct. 1

Looking for a minor or major that offers the study human relationships and families from an interdisciplinary perspective? Learn about Family Studies, an undergraduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences, at an information session to be held Friday, Oct. 1.

The information session will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 313, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.

Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers a 20-credit minor and the opportunity to create an individualized major in family studies. It also offers course options in communication and journalism, psychology, sociology, entrepreneurship, history, health and human performance, social work, Catholic studies and theology.

Students in family studies develop an understanding of business and communication dynamics, health and social concerns, and psychological and theological matters affecting families and their members.

What can you do with a family studies minor or major upon graduation? Attend this information session and find out. Meet faculty who teach family studies courses and the director of the program, Dr. Carol Bruess. Participants also will have the opportunity to chat with current family studies students who can offer information about courses and answer questions.

Information about the upcoming National Council on Family Relations conference also will be available, including opportunities for current minors and majors to attend at no or reduced cost.

Bring a lunch to the information session; desserts and snacks will be provided.

For more information or to learn more about the UST Family Studies program, contact Bruess, (651) 962-5829, visit the Family Studies website, or chat with the director in her office in Room 125, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. (A  brochure is available outside the office.)