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Human Development And Family Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
This unique program in Human Development And Family Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is the only one of its kind in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Its comprehensive curriculum will train you for a wide range of positions that address all aspects of child and family life, from early intervention to counseling at-risk adolescents.
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We offer a bachelor degree in Human Development And Family Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. You’ll graduate prepared for a variety of rewarding job opportunities with what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, professional degree. You can also specialize your degree with one of three tracks. Embrace all aspects of childhood development, family dynamics, and full-lifespan programs so that your professional choices are broad and fulfilling.

Human service careers cover a variety of opportunities, such as community education, mental and behavioral health support, early care and education, adoption services, and foster care services. You can also become an instructor in adult educational programs, a family caseworker, a life-skills educator, a crisis counselor, or a child life specialist. Community service agencies on the local, state, and national levels need your skills and dedication.

Career Opportunities

  • Caseworker
  • Child or Family Development Specialist
  • Program or Service Coordinator
  • Intake Specialist
  • Permanency Specialist
  • Youth Counselor
  • Child Advocate
  • Juvenile Justice Worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Hands-on Experience Puts What You Learn into Action
  • One of the strengths of our program is the opportunity for direct experience with children, youth, and families. 
  • Throughout your studies, you’ll be working directly with children, either in the on-campus preschool or in other community settings. 
  • In addition, you’ll complete volunteer work with human service agencies to prepare you for your chosen field.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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