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Get Your Degree in Family Resources

Family Resources (FamR) is a comprehensive undergraduate program in lifespan and human development, family development, and family resource management.

The FamR curriculum provides students with an understanding of how people grow and develop resiliencies in families and their communities. FamR graduates are in high demand with organizations that serve or educate children, youth, parents, senior citizens, and families. Many FamR graduates pursue graduate education in infancy to preschool development, kindergarten or higher education, human development, gerontology, social work, family life education or family counseling, public health, family law, and medicine.

FamR students

Work With Top Professors . . .
. . . who are recognized for their exceptional teaching. FamR professors have won the UH Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, UH Presidential and UH Mānoa Chancellor’s Citations for Meritorious Teaching, Francis Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and National Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Awards. Our FamR faculty are recognized for their international research expertise in the cross-cultural development of family resiliency in child and adolescent development; family sciences, parenting, and intergenerational relationships; human development, adult development and aging; and family economics and resource management in the context of Asian, Hawaiian, and other minority cultures.

Team Up With Award-Winning Students
students promoting ohana caregiver programRecent FamR students and alumni honored for academic excellence and exemplary leadership include UH Presidential Scholars and an Associated Student Undergraduate Service and Leadership Distinction award recipient.

Open Doors to New Careers and Opportunities
FamR graduates have successful careers in human and family development, nonprofit and community program leadership, education programs for students and clients of all ages, counseling, and other human services fields.

For Fun and Friends . . .
. . . join the Friends of the Family and the national honor society Phi Upsilon Omicron. Work and play with other students in professional and community activities. Members volunteer at events sponsored by service organizations such as the Hawai‘i Food Bank, the Blood Bank of Hawai‘i, HUGS (Help, Understanding, and Group Support), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the American Red Cross, as well as hosting student get-togethers and graduation activities.

Are You Prepared?
Freshmen can be admitted directly into the program if they designate Family Resources as their major when they apply to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Students transferring from other colleges within the UH system or from other universities must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 to be considered for admission.