Bachelor of Arts in Human Development & Family Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

The bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies focuses on theories of human development across the lifespan, including family and societal issues. Students will gain a firm foundation in the terminology, tools, and methods used in the field of child and family development.

Courses in the program can prepare students for certifications including Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), or Child Development Associate (CDA). Some certifications will require specific course pathways as well as additional hands-on training, internships, or site visits. Graduates will understand the contributions of multiple theories and practices across disciplines in the field of child and family development.

Some of the topics covered in this degree program include:

  • Introduction to the American family
  • Parenting
  • Human sexuality
  • Human life span development
  • Statistics for social science
  • Infant-toddler development

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School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score