The Family Studies program at Brescia University College provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the development of the individual, the functioning of the family and its relationship to the wider community and cultural context. The Bachelor of Arts (Human Ecology) in Family Studies provides students with a foundation for pursuing professional careers in working with families through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the family that combines courses in Family Studies, Human Ecology and the Social Sciences. The Bachelor of Science (Human Ecology) Family Studies offers students an opportunity to develop a foundation in the study of the family, and the food and nutritional sciences, combining courses in Family Studies, Human Ecology Foods and Nutrition, and the Sciences. Graduates in both the BA (Human Ecology) and the BSc (Human Ecology) may choose to continue their educations in a Faculty of Education, or through graduate study in family science or related programs such as marriage and family therapy or social work.
Students who complete Human Ecology 022a/b Professional Perspectives as part of a Family Studies module are eligible for the Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation offered by the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA). This designation is endorsed by the Ontario Family Studies / Home Economics Educators Association (OFSHEEA) and the Ontario Family Studies Leadership Council (OFSLC).
Students wishing to complete the BSc (Human Ecology) or BA (Human Ecology) must be registered
at Brescia University College. Students from other affiliated university colleges or the constituent
university may complete the Major or Minor in Family Studies as part of their degree requirements.
The degree earned for Brescia students registered in the designated Honors Specialization,
Specialization or Major is the Bachelor of Arts (Human Ecology) or the Bachelor of Science (Human
Admission Requirements to Year One Bachelor of Science (Human Ecology)
Six Grade 12U or M courses including Grade 12U English, Biology, Chemistry, and Grade 11 Mathematics (BF3M or MER3U). Other applicants should consult the Registrarís Office at Brescia University College.