Human Development and Family Studies Degree

Human Development and Family Studies Degree

Earn a HDFS degree close to home at Penn State Mont Alto: prepare for a career in Human Development and Family Studies with a Bachelor of Science in HDFS.

Human Development and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of psychology, biology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, history, social work, and philosophy. It is a field for people who like to work with children, teens, families, and adults.  Students have hands-on experiences through a variety of internships, fieldwork, classwork, and volunteer work. Coursework includes the study of human development from conception to death, theories and research on development, ethics and social policy, family development and relationships, social problems and issues, and physical and mental health. 

We offer a 2-year Associate Degree program as well as a 4-year Bachelor's Degree program.

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