Associate in Science in Human Development & Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University

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.


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).

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

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