Human Development and Family Studies Programs and Degrees Positive Development Across the Lifespan
From birth and early childhood to older adults, our programs will give you a solid foundation in human development.
Our Programs are Human Centered
Step into a degree program that aligns with your desire for meaningful work. Our programs are designed to prepare you for careers that improve the human experience in all our life phases.
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
The B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies features five concentrations to choose from.
Accelerated B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
Complete the traditional B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies in three years instead of four.
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies (Online)
Get a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies with the flexibility of an online curriculum.
B.S. in Early Childhood Education
This major is for you if you would like to work with children between infancy and 8 years old.
Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor
The Gerontology Minor is for students in any major and will help you to develop an understanding of the aging process.
Certificate in Youth Mentoring with Campus Connections
The nine-credit undergraduate certificate in Youth Mentoring with Campus Connections enables students to develop invaluable professional skills, gain significant experience with adolescents, and evolve as leaders.
M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
Our master’s program prepares you for therapeutic and research-based careers. You can individualize your study to focus on what interests you most.
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization
If you are drawn to helping families thrive, this is the program for you. Our program gives you hands-on counseling experience as part of your degree.
M.S. Prevention Science Specialization
If you are interested in focusing your career in human-based research, this is the program for you. Many of our graduates complete a Ph.D. and work in academia.
Master of Prevention Science Practice - Online (M.P.S.P)
This online degree helps you develop the skills to plan and implement evidence-based prevention programs that make a lasting, positive difference within the community.
Prevention Program Planning and Evaluation - Online Certificate
By successfully completing this graduate certificate, you will gain specialized knowledge in prevention science, including prevention theory, evidence-based prevention strategies, prevention program planning and design, and program evaluation. You will also analyze and discuss various prevention programs that schools, families, and communities have implemented to address a wide range of societal challenges.
Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science
While earning a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science, you will conduct research into issues that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.