Human Development and Family Sciences (B.S.)

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

HDFS majors explore how individuals develop and become resilient over time – particularly within the contexts of family, school, work and society. They discover how significant relationships with parents, partners, teachers and friends can influence the ways in which we develop. HDFS majors consider how difficult environments, such as living in poverty, can make lives and relationships more challenging. Finally, they learn to appreciate the diverse ways in which individuals and families thrive and survive.

The BS in Human Development and Family Sciences can be pursued through one of four required options: Child Development (Corvallis campus only); Early Childhood (Cascades campus only); General (All campuses, including Ecampus); Human Services (Corvallis and Cascades). Note: It is possible to choose more than one option.

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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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