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Family, Consumer, and Human Development, BS, BA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
In this program, students gain the knowledge and skills that prepare them for careers serving individuals and families across the lifespan. Courses are designed to help students deal with current issues confronting families and children in the nation and the world.
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Overview

Students have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized faculty on important research projects that can help society better understand human development and family relationships with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for individuals and families.
Students are required to complete a practicum experience in agencies that provide hands-on experience so they are prepared to enter the workforce when they graduate. The program has a reputation for producing highly qualified professionals who are employed across the state and nation when the graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Students are also well prepared for graduate school.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

  • Family and Community Services: In this research-guided emphasis, students learn to work with families across the lifespan. They develop strong skills in family life education, ethics, professionalism, and program development.
  • Child Development: In this emphasis students learn about social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development and the environments that support optimal growth in these areas. The importance of relationships and early childhood education are also emphasized.
  • Deaf Education: Students in this emphasis are prepared for graduate study in deaf education in early intervention programs, after which they can pursue careers working with infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
  • Family Finance: This emphasis prepares students to be financial counselors and to help individuals and families make decisions relating to insurance, investing, credit, budgeting, and home ownership.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan

  • Careers and Life Planning in
  • Marriage and Family Relationships
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra

  • Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose

  • Careers and Life Planning in HDFS

  • Parenting and Child Guidance

  • Breadth Creative Arts

  • Family Finance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • High school transcript or GED
  • Official ACT or SAT scores - may be waived for applicants 25 and older
  • Concurrent enrollment transcripts
  • Official transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university. English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages and must be in the sealed envelope from the school.
  • Demonstrated English Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support (Affidavit of Financial Support & Bank Statement Copy)
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10803 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10211 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3171 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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