What is a Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies?
Our undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary degree with elements of a traditional course of study in psychology, sociology, social work, and biology. However, our program focuses more specifically on how families and individuals develop throughout their lifetimes. You will learn about the major life phases from infancy through later adulthood and the complexities of social, emotional, cognitive, and cultural development.
Graduates from our program find fulfilling careers in a number of professional settings.
- Family counseling
- Early childhood education
- Health care providers
- Business professionals
See what it’s like to be a Human Development and Family Studies student.
HDFS Degree Concentrations
Your specific career interests will help you decide which concentration to choose. Learn more about each concentration to find the right fit for you.*
*Concentrations are also available in our Accelerated B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. To learn more about the three-year curriculum please contact your HDFS adviser or email the HDFS Advising Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.