Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences
Oregon State University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences is an online human services degree from Oregon State University.  This program looks at how individuals develop and become resilient over time.  Coursework focuses on individuals within the contexts of family, school, work, and society.  You will also look at how difficult environments can make lives and relationships more challenging.  The curriculum offers current knowledge and practical skills that will help students excel in fields that improve the lives of individuals and families.  Students learn to use ethical practices, promoting human dignity, social justice, and empowerment. 

Courses cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Adult development and aging
  • Children and youth with disabilities
  • Family studies
  • Family violence and neglect
  • Human sexuality
  • Infant and child development


  • HIgh school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • 3.0 GPA preferred

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities