Family and Human Development (BS)

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.

Degree Offered

Family and Human Development (BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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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