Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University

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


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 North Carolina.