The Family Resource Centre in partnership with the College of Education is offering a new Associate of Arts in Family Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies.  These two new degree will provide a well-grounded foundation for understanding a Biblically based Family.  Students will learn about a Godly family life and receive skills to help families live a biblical life style.  

Associate of Arts Degree in Family Studies is offered through the College of Education with over sight by the Family Resource Centre. The degree will equip students to help disciple families through the knowledge and skills obtained. Provides a theoretical framework and world-view of family life. Equips students with skills to become family helpers. The material is directly applicable to the students intended present or future ministry opportunities, and provides them with ready to use materials, models and skills that can be put into action. The degree introduces students to a foundational concept of family life model (Family of Origin) for the study and understanding the dynamics of family life, and introduces basic tools for helping relate to families.    

Total of 84 credits is required for the A.A. degree. 


  • FAM 251 Foundations for Family Studies : 12 Credits
  • FAM 252 Foundations for Family Studies Field Assignment : 8-12 Credits
  • FAM 253 Foundations for Family Studies Practicum : 8-12 Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 : 19-24 Credits

Either:

  • FAM 101 Bible and Family Integration Seminar or
  • FAM 102 Worldview and Family Integration Seminar : 1 Credit

 One approved course chosen from the following: 20-24 Credits

  • CNH 211 Foundations for Counseling Ministry & field assignment
  • EDN 251 Children at Risk & field assignment
  • EDN 221 Principles in Child and Youth Ministries & field assignment
  • CHR 291 School of Youth Ministry and field assignment
  • CNH 317  Couples & Family Counseling Ministry and field assignment

Elective Course, Directed Readings, Seminars : 0-16 Credits

Total Credits for Associate of Arts degree : 84 Credits
*Offered through the College of Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family Studies is offered through the College of Education with over sight by the Family Resource Centre. This degree equips students with an in-depth Christian foundation to Family life. Teaches the use of Genograms for helping families or individuals.  Equips students to be qualified mentors to families or individuals. Compares different societal family issues and models, addresses healthy sexual wholeness. Provides a full depth of understanding to the Family of Origin model presented in the AA Degree in Family Studies. 

Total of 144 credits is required for the B.A. Degree.


Prerequisite: 

  • DSP 211 & 212 : 19-24 Credits
  • FAM 251/252   Foundations for Family Studies & Field Assignment : 20-24 Credits
  • FAM253 Foundations for Family Studies Practicum : 12 Credits

Core: Bible, Communication, ACT : 36 Credits

  • FAM 101 Bible and Family Integration or
  • FAM 102 Worldview and Family Integration Seminar : 1 Credit
  • FAM 351/352 Advanced Family Studies & Field Assignment : 20-24 Credits
  • FA M  343 Advanced Family Studies Practicum : 8-12 Credits  

One approved related course: 12 Credits
* Approved by Degree Advisor

Approved course field assignment, Directed Readings, Seminars : 0-11 Credits


Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree : 144 Credits
*Offered through the College of Education