FSW students in lab

Academics

The Department of Family Science and Social Work offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees plus three Miami Plan thematic sequences.

Undergraduate Programs

Family Science

The Bachelor of Family Science prepares students to work with families from a life span and strengths-based perspective. Upon degree completion, students may be eligible to apply for provisional certification as a Family Life Educator from the National Council on Family Relations.

This major can also be completed as part of the combined BS/M.Ed. Degree.  Students can earn both a Bachelor of Science in Family Science and a Master of Education in Educational Psychology degree in only 5 years.

Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) emphasizes client strengths and diversity and is fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) and is eligible for licensure by Ohio and other states. 

For students interested in an accredited social work degree for work within criminal justice and legal settings, the Criminal Justice and Social Work (double major) is also available.

Minors

There are two minors offered in the department: Family Relationships and Child Studies.

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Social Work (MASW) is a joint program with Wright State University and fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of the full or part-time program are eligible for licensure in Ohio and other states. 

Combined BS/M.Ed. Degree Bachelor of Science in Family Science and Master of Education in Educational Psychology.