Family Studies (minor)

The Minor in Family Studies offers a life-course perspective to understanding families as they develop over time. This incorporates both the study of family dynamics in diverse contexts and the predictable ways families change.

The program takes a research-based, multi-disciplinary approach. It is rooted in the curiosity-driven inquiry of the liberal arts and provides theoretical foundations and research skills for understanding relationships, families, interactional processes, and cultural influences.

Click here for program requirements (UBC Calendar)


The minor in Family Studies can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing.


Department of Sociology
Anthropology and Sociology Building
Room 2108 – 6303 N.W. Marine Drive
Phone: 604-822-0503


Student Screenwriter Roberto Attieh Wins Audience Choice Award at Cannes

Third-year Faculty of Arts student Roberto Attieh recently won the “Audience Choice Award” at the Diversity in Cannes short film festival.

Robyn Laughlin: Psychology and Family Studies

Through the Arts Co-op Program, Robyn Laughlin spent her summer in 2007 working as a research analyst for the Ministry of Health in Victoria. She says she was able to test all the skills she picked up during her three previous work placements.