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Family Studies & Gerontology Degree

Family Studies & Gerontology is offered at our Bethany and Tulsa campuses.

Why a Bachelor of Science with a major in Family Studies & Gerontology? American society is undergoing a major transformation at a rapid rate at both ends of the generational spectrum. Our population is aging and living longer. Our young families are also caught in this sea of change. Consequently, professionals educated in intergenerational studies and lifespan relations will play a pivotal role in the evolving construct of our society.

Program Overview

 As working adults, students who enter the Family Studies & Gerontology (FSG) degree completion program come from many fields. These fields include ministry, health, education, residential care, business, human services, criminal justice, social services, non-profit work and government. Other students want to advance existing professional careers or make career changes.

The one quality they all share is the desire to enhance the meaning of their work and their lives. Some are complementing mid-point careers; others are starting a new or post-retirement career. Others see this program as a springboard for graduate studies.

By completing the Family Studies & Gerontology program, graduates are on their way to personal fulfillment and invaluable contributions to their professional careers and the communities they serve.

The Family Studies and Gerontology (FSG) program is a Bachelor of Science degree and is designed for adults who have already earned 60 or more transferable college hours. The degree completion program has an interdisciplinary major that draws from the fields of family studies, sociology, psychology, and communication. The required coursework is designed to increase the student's understanding of family dynamics and relationships, highlight the processes of development and aging, and acquaint the student with the social service resources available in contemporary society. Classes meet one night a week for 15 months.

The FSG program is offered in Bethany and Tulsa.

View the Family Studies and Gerontology Courses and Sequence

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Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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