The Family Studies Minor prepares students to pursue graduate work in family studies, human development, couple and family therapy, and other professions in mental health. The minor focuses on personal growth, maximizing your potential, and understanding both yourself and others better.


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Learning Outcomes

  1. List and apply various models of family studies.
  2. Summarize principles of healthy interpersonal relationships.
  3. Summarize historic and contemporary developments and issues pertaining to couple and family relationships.
  4. Apply a variety of theoretical models to describe couple and family relationships.
  5. Discover trends in the couple and family therapy treatment literature.


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Minor in Family Studies


Couple and Family Therapy Program

The Couple and Family Therapy program resides in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Our program embraces diversity, ethical behavior, professionalism, personal identity, and self-awareness as part of our commitment to help students become skilled professionals.


Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is becoming a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research. We aim to prepare Nevada's doctors with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while also forming community partnerships to serve the healthcare needs of our diverse and urban population.