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Family Life

School of Family Life


Director: Erin Kramer Holmes
Associate Director: Jeremy B Yorgason
Associate Director: Sarah Marie Coyne

Department Information: 

 2086 JFSB



Advisement Center: 

1041 JFSB




The School of Family Life is committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals and families within homes and communities. Accordingly, the mission of the school is to:

  • Provide instruction that fosters commitment to the principles in The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

  • Conduct research that contributes to the understanding and enhancement of human development, temporal well-being in the home, marriage and family relationships.

  • Help students develop the attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and skills that characterize persons of positive influence—in their own marriage and families, in their professions, in church and public service, and in other personal relationships.

Admission to Degree Program

All degree programs in the School of Family Life are open enrollment.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

  • The University Core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education.

  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs Available

This department also offers graduate degree programs. For more information, see Graduate Studies.