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Cultural and Family Studies Programs at Pacific Oaks

What is Cultural and Family Studies?

Cultural and Family Studies focuses on a culture-centered approach to Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).

It prepares students to apply a broad range of therapeutic approaches to help individuals, couples, and families lead long, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

Why choose a Cultural and Family Studies degree at Pacific Oaks?

At Pacific Oaks, our Cultural and Family Studies program offers an alternative for those who are interested in Marriage and Family Therapy but do not wish to pursue licensor.

Our faculty have years of experience in the field. This makes it easier for them to help students maintain a commitment to understanding their patients holistically—taking into account life experiences, culture, oppression, and social-political context.

The unique learning experience at Pacific Oaks focuses on preparing students to make a positive impact in the world. Students in the classroom help generate emergent curriculum and voice their unique perspective.

Careers in Cultural and Family Studies

Graduates from Cultural and Family Studies degree programs can seek careers as social and community service managers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in this field to grow 18 percent from 2016 – 2026, much faster than average for all occupations.

Some roles in this field include:

  • Family Services Manager
  • Client Services Manager
  • Family Services Advocate
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Program Coordinator


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