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Family Studies is an interdisciplinary subject area integrating social and physical sciences in the study of topics arising from daily life. It includes the study of individual and family development, relationships, parenting, decision making, resource management, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, housing, and health sciences.

Critical Areas of Learning

  • Explore social science theories from a variety of perspectives
  • Become familiar with current issues that affect individuals, families and cultures
  • Identify and refine skills that contribute to personal well - being
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills
  • Gain hands-on experience needed to develop practical skills and understanding

Why take Family Studies at Collegiate?

  • In a climate of significant cultural change, students with a family studies background are better prepared for careers that enhance the lives of children, youth, families, and their communities
  • State of the art labs provide hands-on experiences relevant to everyday life
  • The cultural diversity found at the Collegiate provides a learning environment rich in backgrounds and perspectives
  • You will receive the tools needed to explore social science questions and complete your own research and analysis


  • Fashion
  • Parenting
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology
  • Issues in Human Development
  • Individuals and Family in a Diverse Society
  • Individual and Family Living

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