Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies
Colorado State University

Program Details

This BS in Human Development and Family Studies degree focuses on individual and family development across the lifespan. Students discover how people develop and change and how human development is affected by family, community, and society. Graduates of this online MFT program will have valuable skills in observation, program development and implementation, grant writing, social policy, and working with diverse populations. Optional additions to this degree include a minor in gerontology, or a series of electives to pursue Director Qualifications for early childhood centers.

Students can choose up to two degree concentrations:

  • Early childhood 
  • Leadership and entrepreneurial 
  • Pre-health
  • Prevention and intervention sciences
  • Human development and family studies


  • Must have 60 credit hours for transfer, or an AA or AS degree
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher (2.5 cumulative GPA preferred) 
  • Prerequisites in mathematics

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission