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Family, Home, and Social Sciences

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Donate to the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences General College Fund

The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences educates more students than any other college at Brigham Young University, accounting for about one in every four graduates.

Our academic disciplines and departments are committed to quality undergraduate education. In fact, BYU is ranked among the top 10 universities in the United States for programs whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs at other universities.

Taking our name seriously

In our college we work to better understand families, individuals, and societies. The college's faculty constitutes one of the largest concentrations of family scholars in the world, and our students are highly regarded, too.

We are involved in many on-going research projects and other efforts in support of the family, including the following:

  • Students, mentored by faculty, are researching family issues such as marriage transitions; parenting processes; and the impacts on families of divorce, remarriage, and incarceration.
  • Thousands of students taking child development classes are observing children interact with each other and teachers in our Child and Family Studies Laboratory, BYU's on-campus preschool and kindergarten.
  • This spring, the Family Studies Center will launch a series of conferences in which leading scholars will join BYU faculty to identify the most pressing research questions about families and to map out strategies to answer those questions.
  • We are bringing to campus some of the most highly regarded marriage and family scholars as guest speakers at the annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture Series.

Grateful for your support

We value the generous support of the university's alumni and friends because it helps allow students and faculty to show that we take seriously our mandate to study the family and society.