Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science

HDFS students acquire a broad knowledge of human development, family development and family systems in preparation for working with people and communities in a variety of career fields ranging from local organizations, to non-profit, to government agencies. The HDFS degree provides students a program of study in one of the following 4 concentrations:

Minor in Human Development and Family Science

This is an option for students in other undergraduate degree programs. It consists of 18 hours, selected with adviser's approval. It is suggested for students who are interested in working with children and families within professional areas including psychology, counseling, intervention and rehabilitation, community and social services, healthcare and medicine, occupational and physical therapy, speech and language pathology, business administration, advocacy and public policy, and social work.

A competitive Accelerated Master's path is available through this minor, allowing undergraduate students to potentially finish both their bachelor's and master's degree in five years. Contact Julie Leventhal or Judi Bradetich for more information.

Minor in Special Education

A minor in Special Education consists of 18 hours, and is suggested for students in other undergraduate degree programs interested in working with children and young adults with disabilities, including those in Human Development and Family Science, Kinesiology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Language Pathology/Audiology, or Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation.

A competitive Accelerated Master's path is available through this minor, allowing undergraduate students to potentially finish both their bachelor's and master's degree in five years. Contact Pamela Peak for more information.