What can I do with a Family Science degree?

Students who graduate with a degree in Family Science often find employment in social service agencies, therapeutic or medical institutions, government and public policy, or in non-governmental and community-based organizations.

How is Family Science different from other social sciences such as sociology or psychology?

Family science focuses on understanding family experiences within ecological contexts over time. In contrast, psychology tends to focus on individual thoughts, experiences and behaviors; sociology concentrates on social institutions like income or religion.

What does the Flemish Association for Family Science do?

The Flemish Association for Family Science is an organization for those who study, teach about, and educate families. We are a multidisciplinary organization that incorporates multiple perspectives into understanding and empowering families. We support research and education through our publications, events, career development, and networking activities.

What opportunities does the Flemish Association for Family Science offer?

Members of the association can benefit from various opportunities such as attending and participating in conferences relating to the field, becoming involved in the leadership of the association, writing an article for our blog, advertising through our site, and furthering your research work by using the resources we offer.

What kind of articles do you accept for publication?

The association publishes original articles and research that makes substantial contributions to our understanding of all aspects of families, including marriage and other similar relationships. Our contributors come from diverse fields including economics, journalism, sociology, anthropology, and many others.

What are some sample topics that I can write about?

The common areas of study and practice in family sciences are research, college teaching and pedagogy, program development, parent and family life education, counseling, and human services. Some trending topics include the influence of gender, time, and division of labor in families, the effect of families and family relationships on the national economy, maternal employment and child development, the impact of family conflict on child development, international work-family issues, and many others.