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 majors and concentrations allow you to specialize in an area of your interest leading to a fulfilling career in a variety of human services and health arenas.
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
The B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies features five concentrations to choose from:
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Early Childhood Professions
- Pre-Health Professions
- Prevention and Intervention Sciences
- Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions
B.S. in Early Childhood Education
This major is for you if you would like to work with children between the ages of 0 and 8. Courses in Human Development and Family Studies and teacher licensure will allow you to become certified to teach.
Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor
The Gerontology Minor is for students in any major, and will help you to develop an understanding of the aging process, including the biological, psychological, and social aspects of adult development and aging. You can pursue careers and internships in many different areas working with older adults.
M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
There are two specializations offered under the Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies: Prevention Science and Marriage and Family Therapy.
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.