BS Family and Human Development
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.
Required Courses (Major Map)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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.
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:
- health-related professions
- social work
It also prepares undergraduates for direct entry into positions in:
- social service
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
- Growth: 2.5%
- Median Salary*: $31,930
* 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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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.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.