Program Overview

University of Wisconsin-Stout now offers its BS in Human Development and Family Studies online. This degree-completion program is designed for adults with work or family obligations. The program offers convenience, flexibility and affordability. This online program prepares graduates for a variety of human service related professional careers such as child care management, senior living center management and activities coordination, residential treatment programs, juvenile corrections and family advocacy. In addition, the program is an excellent foundation for advanced studies in marriage and family therapy, clinical social work, professional counseling and much more. After meeting general education requirements, students will shape their career paths by relevant courses in subjects such as family relationships, human development at all stages, family dynamics, human sexuality, cultural diversity, family resource management and abuse in the family. Students benefit from quality course delivery from experienced instructors in an established program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required. Admissions requires associate’s degree or equivalent. Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    The University of Wisconsin-Stout was founded by Mr. James Huff Stout as a set of vocational training schools in Menomonie, beginning in 1891. The schools formed an independent institute in 1908 and then came under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of State Colleges in 1955. In 1971, Stout was designated by the Board of Regents as one of only two special mission universities in the UW System. Stout was to offer focused programs "related to professional careers in industry, technology, home economics, applied art and the helping professions." In March 2007, UW-Stout was designated "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" by the UW System Board of Regents.

    UW-Stout offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
    • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
    • College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Hospitality Leadership
    • School of Art and Design
    • Graduate School

    UW-Stout also offers an extensive array of online degrees and certificates through the department of Distance Education.


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