Pennsylvania State University

201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802

Program Details

Pennsylvania State University offers the Associate in Science in Human Development & Family Studies, a program that integrates practical and academic experiences to provide students with entry-level, professional competencies in the human service fields. The course work can help you gain a foundational understanding of life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that you can apply in program planning and service delivery. 

Students can choose from the following two options to better enhance career goals: 

  • Adult Development and Aging Services: focuses on the biological, psychological, and social development of adults and elderly persons, with special emphasis on the various contexts of adult development, including work and the family.
  • Children, Youth, and Family Services: focuses on the various age groups in centers, institutions, and agencies, in an effort to improve the quality of planned services for families from varied backgrounds and community settings.

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    Program Overview

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      100% Online
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      This degree requires 60 credit hours of completion. Tuition is based on a flat rate per semester for full-time students (12+ credits).

      Technology fee: $252 per semester (9+ credits).

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    High school graduate or GED equivalent. Official high school transcripts or GED transcripts along with records from high school. Official college or university transcripts (if applicable).

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Not approved for residents in: Minnesota, and North Carolina.

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