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Human Development and Family Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
The online Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies degree from Penn State World Campus can help you learn how individuals change from birth to old age, how families and communities influence these processes, and how to apply this knowledge in order to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to improve people's lives.
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Overview

At Human Development and Family Studies degree from Penn State World Campus you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of human services and diverse populations while gaining an understanding of human development across the life span and the influences of the family and the community on development. You can learn how people change in response to their surroundings — within families, schools, communities, and the work place. And you can explore how evidence-based interventions improve lives.

Careers

The well-rounded curriculum can give you the basis you need to become a leader in human services, working in various organizations such as:

  • preschools, summer camps, and after school programs
  • marriage and family counseling centers
  • youth and family service organizations
  • elder care and services agencies
  • drug and alcohol treatment centers
  • health care facilities
  • nonprofit organizations
  • human resource departments
  • public relations agencies

As a graduate of the bachelor's degree in HD FS, you could be qualified to work with children, youth, and families, as well as adults through a wide range of career paths to:

  • oversee treatment and interventions
  • plan, organize, implement, manage, and coordinate programs
  • supervise the operations of various centers
  • provide leadership for projects
  • work directly with children, older adults, and families

In addition, this degree is an excellent way to prepare for graduate school or advanced clinical training in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Development
  • Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions
  • Human Development and Family Studies Interventions
  • Development and Administration of Human Services Programs
  • Empirical Inquiry in Human Development
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Resolving Human Development and Family Problems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

    • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
    • High school transcripts or GED transcript
    • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
    • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
    • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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