48 months
Duration
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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About

The goal of the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies course at South Dakota State University is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to study and work with individuals and families. 

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Overview

This program draws from theory and research that examines the process of human development across the lifespan and the dynamic interaction of family members. 

Students pursuing the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies gain knowledge and experience in the science of human growth and development, human interaction, and family relationships. 

Graduates work in careers that promote healthy development and positive family functioning across the lifespan, such as: a Social Services Case Worker, Provider at Residential Treatment Center, Youth Organization Worker, Program Director for Youth, Family or Senior Citizen Center.

This Human Development and Family Studies course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Work well with other people
  • Are interested in the complexity of human relationships
  • Want to make a difference in people's lives
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are involved in your community

Career Opportunities

  • Prevention specialist
  • Social services case worker
  • Program director for youth, family or senior citizen center
  • Family and child advocate
  • Graduate school

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Early Experience 
  • Human Development and Personality I: Childhood 
  • Human Development II: Adolescence 
  • Family Relations 
  • Human Development III: Adulthood 
  • Development of Human Sexuality 
  • Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.6

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to SDSU, we look for one of the following academic achievements:

  • An ACT composite score or ACT superscore of 18 or SAT Math and Reading/Writing subscore total of 970 or
  • Level 3 or higher on Math and English Language Arts Smarter Balance Assessment or
  • A high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher or
  • A ranking in the top 60 percent of graduating class.

Students should also complete the following core courses with a “C” average or above:

  • 4 years of English (or ACT English subscore of 18 or above).
  • 3 years of advanced math—Algebra I and higher (or ACT math subscore of 20).
  • 3 years of laboratory science (or ACT science reasoning subscore of 17).
  • 3 years of social science (or ACT reading subscore of 17).
  • 1 year of fine arts (or AP Fine Arts score of 3 or above) Includes vocal, instrumental and studio arts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

 

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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