Human services professionals have the training and expertise to help people cope with school, work, and relationship issues. The bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies allows students to learn how to help improve other people’s lives.
Courses examine how individuals change throughout their lives, and how families and communities can influence these processes. Students will use this knowledge to create, implement, and evaluate interventions to help their clients. Penn State offers an optional Life Span Human Services concentration within this degree program.
Graduates can find employment in settings such as:
- Youth service organizations
- Marriage and family counseling centers
- Elder care agencies
- Drug and alcohol treatment centers
- Health care facilities
- Human resource departments
- Public relations agencies
- High school diploma or GED
- Official transcripts
- TOEFL, if applicable
School Accreditation Statement
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