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Adult Degree

Psychology: Family Studies Major

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates of Corban’s Bachelor's in Psychology have accepted positions in the fields of sociology, social services, education and lay ministries. Graduates have also have gone on to graduate school to get degrees in education, psychology, social work and counseling.

What is the focus of this degree?
The Family Studies major emphasizes the application of a biblical worldview to the studies of social psychology, human development, counseling and family theory. It is a designed interdisciplinary approach to the study of family dynamics and the relationships between families and the larger society.

What are the Graduation Requirements?

  • Total credits required to graduate: 128 semester hours
  • General Education: 50 semester hours*
  • Electives: 35 semester hours*
  • Major Courses: 43 semester hours

* Many students transfer these credits in.


Students must complete a minimum of 43 semester hours through Corban.

What credits can I transfer to Corban?
Put your previous college credits to good use! At Corban University you can transfer up to 85* semester credits (127.5 quarter credits) towards your graduation requirements. It doesn't matter how long ago you went to school, your credits can be transferred to Corban University.

You may also be eligible for college credits through CLEP tests and Prior Learning Assessment. To find out how many credits you may already have towards graduation contact an admissions counselor.

Corban offers classes to fulfill your General Education and Elective credits. For more information visit Corban's Accelerated Online classes.

*The transferability of credits is subject to Corban University transfer credit policies. Your official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the number of credits that will apply towards the graduation requirements of Corban’s Adult Degree Programs.

What classes do I take?
The Family Studies major consists of 43 semester credits:

  • Adult Development & Life Planning
  • Human Development I, II
  • Social Psych of the Family I (Marriage & Family)
  • Social Psych of the Family II (Parenting)
  • Social Science Research
  • Counseling
  • Family Theory
  • Family Facilitation Programming
  • Social Psych of the Family III (Ethnicity, Social Class & Family)
  • Christian Faith and the Modern World
  • Biblical and World Views
  • Ethics & Polices: Family Studies
  • Independent Study Project: Family Studies

Who teaches the classes?
Check out our faculty page.

What do past students say about the program?
Check out our student testimonies.

What is the Corban distinctive?
The main reason people chose to get their degree at Corban University is our Corban distinctive.

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