Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Department of Human Sciences

Students who study Human Development and Family Studies at Ohio State learn the history, theories and latest research on child, family and human development across a lifespan. Your base knowledge in Human Development and Family Science will be established in family development, early and middle childhood, adolescence and emerging adults as well as human sexuality. You'll also learn research methods vital to research-based inquiry and valuable to your career or continued education.

Throughout the program, you will be prepared for a professional career or to further your education with graduate study. Our professional specializations give you the opportunity to create a degree program that meets your interests and professional goals. And if one of our pre-designed specializations don't meet all your goals, you can customize your own.

Faculty in Human Development and Family Science have long-standing relationships with several organizations that will give you a first-hand look at human development. Field experiences at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Star House and adult rehabilitation centers are just a few of the organizations students can see their future career in action.

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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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