Family Studies

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Contact the Program Director

Annapurna Ganesh, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Early Childhood Education

480-461-7305

This program is part of the Education Studies Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Family Studies

Are you looking for a meaningful career where your work makes a positive and lasting impact? If you enjoy helping children and adolescents and their families strengthen their family bond through skilled and proven techniques, consider enrolling in the Family Studies program. Upon successfully completing this program, you can pursue a career in public, private, and human service agencies working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, seniors, and families. This program will also prepare you to transfer to a university and major in fields related to family life education, human development, or child and family studies.

Our experienced instructors will teach you skills and techniques necessary for working with adolescents and their families in the family life education, human development, early childhood, and adolescent settings. You will examine human development as it pertains to children and adults, marriage and family relationships, and the dynamic correlation between school, community, and family and how those intersect with one another.

Begin a rewarding career today! Enroll in the Family Studies program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Family Studies program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Family Life Education Family Life Education Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Family and Human Development
(Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona Family Studies and Human Development
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Applied Human Behavior - Language Track (90/30 Program)
(Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies)
Northern Arizona University Applied Human Behavior - Science Track (90/30 Program)
(Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies)
Arizona Christian University Family Studies - Emphasis in Child Life
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona Christian University Family Studies - Emphasis in Early Childhood
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona Christian University Family Studies - Emphasis in Marriage and Family
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Family Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Government Program Eligibility Interviewers

$34,641

Religious Activities and Education Directors

$44,575

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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