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Bachelor of Arts in Human Development & Family Studies

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies degree program focuses on the classic and contemporary theories of human life development from infancy through adulthood, including family and societal issues. In addition, courses in the program help prepare students to pursue the following certifications:

  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)

The Human Development and Family Studies undergraduate program at American Public University, has met the standards and criteria required to prepare graduates to apply for National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) status. 


Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits). Official transcripts.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission