Pennsylvania State University

201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802

Program Details

Pennsylvania State University offers the Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies, a degree that can help you learn how individuals change from birth to old age, how families and communities influence these processes, and how to apply this knowledge in order to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to improve people's lives. There is a strong and growing demand for professionals with the training and expertise to help improve people's lives.

Graduates of this program can expect to work in various organizations such as:

  • preschools, summer camps, and after school programs
  • marriage and family counseling centers
  • youth and family service organizations
  • elder care and services agencies
  • drug and alcohol treatment centers
  • health care facilities
  • nonprofit organizations
  • human resource departments
  • public relations agencies

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    Program Overview

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      100% Online
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      This degree requires 120 credit hours of completion. Tuition is dependent upon the number of completed credits, and estimated cost is calculated on a per year basis (4 years for completion). The breakdown of tuition is: 

      • 59 or fewer credits (per semester): $6,742
      • 60 or more credits (per semester): $7,297
      • Technology Fee (per semester): $252
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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 North Carolina.

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