Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University
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
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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).
Not approved for residents in North Carolina.
Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant university founded in 1855 as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania. Today, it is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses, awarding bachelor's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, post master's certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania, and its World Campus houses distance education programs. Penn State’s mission is “Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions”.
There are 14 academic colleges within Pennsylvania State University and each offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees on multiple campuses and online.
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- College of Arts and Architecture
- Smeal College of Business
- College of Communications
- College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Health and Human Development
- College of Information Sciences and Technology
- College of the Liberal Arts
- College of Nursing
- Eberly College of Science
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