Bachelor On Campus

Human Development and Family Studies

48 months
33336 USD/year
33336 USD/year
11304 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program at University of Hawaii at Manoa provides students with a comprehensive education in family development and resource management, including course work and study in the areas of family relations, parenting, family economics and resource management, consumer economics, human development, community leadership and resource development.


Students in the Human Development and Family Studies program at University of Hawaii at Manoa gain a social systems perspective of how families operate by studying the theoretical and applied literature that addresses the biological, social, cultural, psychological, and economic well-being of individuals and families and the environments in which they live.

Students also study the changing functions of the family, the roles of its members, and the community programs and policies that affect the decisions and well-being of families and consumers. HDFS courses provide students with knowledge that they can apply to their personal development and family life. An internship in the student’s area of interest is an integral part of the curriculum.

Program Outcomes

The curriculum prepares students to work proactively in multicultural settings to enhance the quality of family life, providing students with an understanding of:

  • The changing needs and dynamics of families over time;
  • The management of personal, family, and community resources to meet these needs;
  • The growth and development of individuals over the human life cycle;
  • The interrelationship of individuals, families, and communities in the context of diverse socio-economic and cultural systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Psychology of Appearance
  • Family Resource Management
  • Family Caregiving
  • Remarriage
  • Domestic Violence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Freshman Application!
  • Application Fee: $70 U.S.
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement & List of Achievements Form 
  • Official Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16668 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    33336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16668 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5652 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 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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