Bethel College offers new minor in Family Studies

Bethel College is pleased to announce the development of the family studies minor, which will begin enrollment in Fall 2008.

The family studies minor is an interdisciplinary approach to various aspects of family life throughout the life cycle. Coursework will include topics of dating and courtship, interpersonal communication, engagement and marriage, parenting, human sexuality and family stressors. The program will provide an expansive area of study appropriate for a variety of majors. 

These courses will enable students to apply classroom content to personal relationships.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Daniels, associate professor of sociology, at 574.257.3373 or

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.