What a Degree Will Do For You

This discipline provides focused learning on family dynamics and systems. The knowledge and skills you'll learn will prepare you for a variety of careers and graduate programs. Topics studied include: family law, parenting, marriage, human development, family life education, human sexuality, and other areas. Students often obtain internships where they can gain practical work and graduate school experience while developing lessons and teaching family life skills in the community. 

The Family Science Program at Utah Valley University is affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations. Students can join as student members. Graduates find themselves skilled as ethical teachers of families from all walks of life and many diverse family contexts.

Engaging Internships

Our students have a unique opportunity to be trained in a research-based family life education program and directly apply their knowledge with  families in our community. Students leave this program with skills that will strengthen any resume.

Flexible Career Options

Our students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in family and relationship settings such as program administration, family life education, and case work. Students will also be prepared to enter graduate programs in marriage and family therapy or human development. 

Certified Family Life

Our degree is approved by the National Council on Family Relationships to obtain the Certified Family Life Education Certification. Students can graduate with an added certification on their resume to further set them apart from their peers.

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Online Quality

96% Overall Satisfaction of Online Instruction

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Working Students

80% of UVU Students are Employed

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First to Attend

38% of UVU Students are the First in Their Family to Go to College.

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Adult Learners Welcome

27% of UVU Students are 25 Years or Older. We've made it our tradition to serve non-traditional students.

UVU Online is Flexible. You can do this.

Designed to fit your busy life, online courses provide you with the flexibility you need. When you're a Wolverine Online, you're a Wolverine. Period. We focus on teaching all students. You'll have access to resources and a team to support you. Before class even begins, you'll have access to tutorials to help you succeed in the online environment. Your online admissions counselor and academic advisor can direct you to additional resources to help you succeed.

UVU Online. Same UVU. Same Degree.

UVU is an open admission, public, non-profit institution with a commitment to student success. You'll earn the same degree earned by traditional on-campus students — they even look the same! You’ll work with the same experienced full-time faculty and talented part-time professionals who are contributors and practitioners in government and industry. At graduation, we hope you'll consider participating in UVU commencement and convocation ceremonies here on campus.

UVU Online is Affordable.

UVU provides incredible value and offers flat tuition above 12 credits.* Consider taking "just one more" class to help you maximize your investment and graduate sooner. Nearly half — 46% — of UVU students receive some form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. 54% of UVU bachelor's degree graduates and 70% of associate degree graduates leave with $0 student debt. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities at UVU may surprise you. You may qualify for federal grants and loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and there are more than 250 different scholarship options available. *Equal tuition payment is available for most students taking between 12 and 18 credit hours. Does not include specialized program fees or graduate programs.

Resources & Services

We're Here to help YOU Succeed. As an online student, you're not alone. You'll have access to UVU resources to support you on your way to your UVU online degree.

  • Financial Aid
  • Library
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Academic Advising
  • Accessibility Services
  • Career Development Center
  • Proctoring
  • Canvas Support
  • Learning Strategies Support
  • UV Mentors
  • Women's Success Center
  • ...and more

Let's get started!

Meet Kameron, your online admission specialist.
He wants to help you become a Wolverine.

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Kameron Barkle

Admissions Counselor

*This degree is offered in a primarily online delivery format, but includes program specific or general education courses that may require students to come to the UVU campus testing center for proctored assessments (quizzes, exams, etc) or use a certified distance testing location.

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