Penn State offers an associate’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, a program that combines practical and academic experiences to provide students with entry-level, professional competencies in the human service field.
Coursework can help students gain a foundational understanding of life span and family development, and a core set of professional skills that can be applied to program planning and service delivery. Students will complete an internship at a human services organization in their community in order to build professional networks, establish references, and practice what they learn in the classroom.
Students can choose from the following two options within this degree program:
- Adult Development and Aging Services focuses on the biological, psychological, and social development of the adult and elderly populations.
- Children, Youth, and Family Services focuses on the various age groups served by centers, institutions, and agencies to improve the quality of services for families from various backgrounds and community settings.
- High school diploma or GED
- Official transcripts
- TOEFL, if applicable
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education