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Human Sciences - Human Development and Family Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kingsville, TX, United States
The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) concentration is designed to prepare the graduate for employment in a variety of occupations that serve individuals, in a child and family services agency as a counselor, child and elder care as a caregiver or administrator, or to enter an internship to become a certified child life specialist through the Child Life Council, Inc.
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Career Opportunities:

  • Case Worker
  • Activities Director/Specialist
  • Child Care Center Director
  • Child Life Specialist Preparation
  • AgriLife Extension Agent
  • Demand for Human Development and Family Studies graduates is very high. Students in HDFS will gain a knowledge of nutrition and foods; human development and family studies; consumer economics and family resource management; curriculum development; and occupational programs. Students may select a minor course of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American History I 
  • Intro to Human Science 
  • College Algebra 
  • Learning in Global Context 
  • Communications 
  • Rhetoric & Comp II 
  • American History II 
  • Found of Child Develop 
  • Family & Comm Health 
  • Learning in Global Context 
  • Nutrition 
  • Govt & Politics of US 
  • Creative Arts 
  • Language/Philosophy/Culture 
  • Life/Physical Sciences 
  • Prenatal, Infant, Toddler 
  • Marriage and Family 
  • Govt & Politics of Texas 
  • Life/Physical Sciences 
  • Health 
  • Dev. of the Preschool Child 
  • Advanced Human Science Elective 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • ApplyTexas Application form
  • Official secondary school transcripts showing subjects, marks received, and graduation date
  • Official transcripts with subjects and marks received from any colleges or universities attended
  • Certified, literal translations of all credentials officially issued in any language other than English
  • An ACT or SAT is not part of the admission requirement
  • A Bank Statement certifying the sponsor to have at least U.S. $31,655.00 (stated in U.S. currency) dated within twelve months (one year) of the first enrollment
  • Application fee of $50.00- this must be a bank money order in U.S. dollars on U.S. banks

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22102 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22102 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kingsville

  • 921 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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