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A family studies degree from Southeast builds understanding of how social issues and policy affect families.
Customize your study based on your career pursuits. Because the degree is 100% online, you'll never have to come to campus. But, you'll have the same expert faculty who teach on campus teaching your courses.
Online and on your schedule doesn't mean on your own. Faculty, advisors, and our skilled Career Services team will guide you to your goals. Plus, our grads in this program boast a 100% outcomes rate.
per credit hour
department graduates employed or in grad school
"I found this major while looking at electives to take in the bulletin. I completed the intro course with Dr. Shelba Branscum and fell in love with her teaching style and the coursework. Southeast was supportive, open, and caring. I was pushed to try things I never thought I would pursue."Danielle Alspaugh, ' 03
From national agencies like Big Brothers/Big Sisters to local nonprofit agencies,
our graduates are making a difference in their communities.
Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State.
The degree in family studies focuses on integrating theory, research, and practice, so you are prepared for a variety of jobs. Southeast's program is an approved Certified Family Life Educator program, so students can become Provisional Certified Family Life Educators, giving you both the foundations and credentials to succeed in service.