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Health and Human Services - Child and Family Studies

University at Buffalo

48 months
24740 USD/year
24740 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Health and Human Services - Child and Family Studies program of the University at Buffalo examines the systems delivering human services to individuals and communities in need, social problems, and the professions and professionals providing services.


The Health and Human Services - Child and Family Studies program of the University at Buffalo is designed for students with an interest in child development, the social and educational institutions that influence children and families, and the treatments and interventions associated with childhood issues.

This concentration is an approved major for applying to UB’s Graduate School of Education, which can lead to N.Y.S. certification for pre-K – grade 6 education. Students who are interested in a career in teaching at the early childhood or childhood level (birth – 6th grade) should consult UB’s Teacher Education Programs for information about this career option.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have the ability to:

  • Identify a range of health and human services professions and their characteristics; understand typical human services (HS) problems and client needs; understand the theoretical foundations of human service intervention.
  • Understand the foundational principles of two social science disciplines critical to HS intervention.
  • Critically evaluate social science methodologies and research; propose a research project that would answer a significant research question; utilize statistical methods to evaluate data in relation to knowledge claims.
  • Recognize the importance of human values and cultural diversity in the provision of health and human services.
  • Develop personal characteristics and professional skills-e.g., interview, presentation, writing-necessary for success in HS positions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent agencies and services, early childhood development, language development, educational research and practice, family structure/functions, and childhood interventions.

Career Outlook

Students in the Health and Human Services major with a concentration in Child and Family Studies are prepared to work in private, nonprofit, and government agencies focused on meeting the social, educational, physical, mental health, and/or advocacy needs of children and their families. Recent graduates have reported employment in a wide range of organizations and positions.Many students also choose to pursue graduate study, often in early childhood/elementary education, special education, social work, school psychology, or counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology
  • Health and Human Services
  • Statistics and Computing
  • Research Methods
  • Comparative Primate Anatomy/Dissection
  • Medical Ethics - Social and Ethical Values in Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class
  • You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university
  • UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale
  • English language requirements
  • Personal Essay
  • You must submit one (1) teacher recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24740 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24740 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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