Human Development and Family Studies, B.Sc. | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, United States
48 months
Duration
32734 USD/year
32734 USD/year
12874 USD/year
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About

The Human Development and Family Studies program from Colorado State University is an interdisciplinary major focusing on the health and development of individuals across the lifespan, within the context of diverse families and social identities. 

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Overview

Students complete foundational coursework in human development (i.e., infancy and childhood, adolescence, emerging and young adulthood, middle and later adulthood/aging), family studies, and evidence-based prevention and intervention programming in human services. Students study theory and emerging research in the field and learn to identify risk and protective factors influencing cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development across the lifespan. 

During their final year, HDFS students apply knowledge and skills from foundational course work through participation in a semester-long internship. Internship is a hallmark of the degree program that serves as a culminating experience preparing students for a professional career with diverse populations, communities, and organizations. 

The Human Development and Family Studies program from Colorado State University offers five concentrations that enable students to specialize within their degree and prepare for a variety of career paths in human services. In addition to selecting one of five concentrations, students have the opportunity to earn the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor, work toward Director Qualifications in early childhood settings, or apply to the Major in Early Childhood Education.  The HDFS department is committed to promoting the success and well-being of students from heterogeneous backgrounds and experiences. 

Potential Occupations

Graduates with a major in HDFS are prepared to work in a range of human service sector settings including youth services organizations; early childhood, elementary, adolescent, and parent education programs; health-care settings; juvenile and adult corrections and criminal justice; family and community services; and programs serving older adults, including long-term care facilities. 

HDFS graduates are also well prepared to pursue graduate studies in mental health, behavioral and social sciences, education, health and medicine, policy and public health, and other professional programs. Students interested in teaching human development and family studies content at the secondary level should explore the interdepartmental Major in Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Concentration.

Programme Structure

Concentrations

  • Early Childhood Professions Concentration
  • Human Development and Family Studies Concentration
  • Leadership and Advocacy Concentration
  • Pre-Health Professions Concentration
  • Prevention and Intervention Sciences Concentration

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
72

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
72

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All first-year freshman students apply using the Common Application.
  • Personal Statement - What we call a “personal statement” is called the “personal essay” in the Common Application. This short writing piece is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique, to share a talent or element of your identity that’s important to you, to describe what you are passionate about, or to highlight an accomplishment you’re proud of.
  • Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary.
  • All decisions are provisional until a final, official transcript verifying graduation is received.
  • Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
  • If a record is not in English, a certified literal English translation must accompany the transcript.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32734 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32734 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12874 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12874 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 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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