Human Development and Family Sciences
Why should I major in Human Development and Family Sciences?
Human Development and Family Sciences majors develop skills to work with all ages, from child development to later stages of life. The program features two concentrations students may choose from: child life concentration and life span concentration (fully online program available). Students who graduate with this degree can pursue careers working with individuals and families in nonprofit, government and private sectors.
What can I do with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences?
There are multiple community development career options for a Human Development and Family Sciences graduate. Graduates can be employed in various public service fields, or choose to continue their education through graduate or professional school.
- Family Crisis Center
- Child Welfare Counselor
- Hospice Care
- Alcohol and Drug Treatment
- Employee Assistance
- Community Education
- Youth Corrections
- More Career Options
What does a Human Development and Family Sciences major study?
Courses of study for Human Development and Family Sciences majors vary depending on the interests of the student.
Course requirements for Human Development and Family Sciences can be found in the UA Course Catalog. There are printable PDFs of the checksheets and semester-by-semester degree plans available in Box.
How can a Human Development and Family Sciences student be involved?
The School of Human Environmental Sciences and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.