Family & Social Relations - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Family & Social Relations

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Family & Social Relations G H C

Families are dynamic. Gain theoretical and practical insights into the changes that affect families, and the social responses to those changes. This program explores child studies, sexuality and sexual health, family history and change, marriage dynamics, and gender issues. It combines courses from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, social work, history and women’s and gender studies.

Sample Courses: Foundations of Social Life; Sociology of Families; Researching Social Life; Sexuality and Health; Women, Race and Social Justice

Career Tracks: Child and youth worker, human resources manager, counselling/ rehabilitation, public relations officer, health educator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Brett Beattie

"My time at Odette shaped me in so many positive ways - beyond what I could have imagined when I entered first year."

Brett Beattie
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Business Analyst, Business Administration (Finance Specialization) with Minor in Economics

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What Will I Learn?

  • Identifying, interpreting, and communicating key issues relevant to individuals, groups and society
  • Practising several scientific methods of data collection, statistical analysis, and evaluation; using methods and tests to analyze, interpret and assess possible behaviours
  • Critically evaluating and interpreting existing research/theories and applying the results to solve problems

  • Understanding and assessing the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and social determinants of human behaviour
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various governmental, community, and health-care institutions


Number of Graduates (2020)



*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Social Sciences, 2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Administrative assistant
  • Case worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Communications specialist
  • Consultant
  • Counsellor
  • Court monitor
  • Development analyst
  • Educational assistant
  • Health educator
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Operations director
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public official
  • Public policy analyst
  • Public relations officer
  • Recreational director
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Social worker
  • Teacher

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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