BS Family and Human Development


If you've dreamed of a rewarding career that impacts the lives of children, youth and families, you'll want to first develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills that are key to your success whichever field you plan to enter.

Program Description

The BS degree program in family and human development focuses on the well-being of children, youth and families.

This program offers courses on the development of the individual and family throughout the lifespan. Students majoring in family and human development examine contemporary issues in society and how they impact families. Students also develop proficiency in written communication, computer skills, statistical analysis and research methodology.

Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in family and human development may not pursue a concurrent degree with the Bachelor of Science in sociology due to the high level of overlap in curriculum. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general




Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request for information about how to change a major to this program.





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Career Outlook

A bachelor's degree in family and human development prepares students for a rewarding career in child and family advocacy, education and social services or for graduate work in counseling, research and applied fields.

This program provides excellent preparation for future graduate work in:

  • counseling
  • health-related professions
  • law
  • social work

It also prepares undergraduates for direct entry into positions in:

  • business
  • government
  • social service

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Family and Consumer Sciences Professor (FACS Professor)


  • Growth: 1.3%
  • Median Salary*: $72,220

Government Programs Specialist


  • Growth: 3.8%
  • Median Salary*: $47,110

Guidance Counselor


  • Growth: 8.0%
  • Median Salary*: $58,120
  Bright Outlook

Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)


  • Growth: 7.0%
  • Median Salary*: $63,490
  Bright Outlook

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)


  • Growth: 22.3%
  • Median Salary*: $51,340
  Bright Outlook

Mental Health Counselor


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Occupational Therapy (OT) Assistant


  • Growth: 34.6%
  • Median Salary*: $62,940
  Bright Outlook

Preschool Teacher


  • Growth: 2.5%
  • Median Salary*: $31,930

Social Services Director


  • Growth: 17.0%
  • Median Salary*: $69,600
  Bright Outlook

Social Worker


  • Growth: 11.7%
  • Median Salary*: $48,430
  Bright Outlook

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).



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Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu



Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.



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