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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

What is family development?

The minor in Family Development increases understanding of the meaning and dynamics of marriage and parenthood in contemporary society. It examines contemporary issues across various stages of family life and helps students prepare for careers in areas such as social work, psychology, education, communication, human ecology, and religious work.

What do we offer?

Minor requirements

Students minoring in family development must complete 16 semester hours, including ASI 448, SOC 331 and 12 semester hours from approved courses. The total semester hours for the minor must come from three different academic disciplines and may double count to majors and other minors.

Students desiring to minor in family development should notify their advisors, their deans and the coordinator of family development.


Department of Sociology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1442