Penn State University–Dubois
The HDFS major is a multidisciplinary degree that examines the development of individuals and families across the life span. It enables students to prepare for professional, managerial, or scientific roles in health and human service professions, in public and nonprofit agencies, and in business and industry, as well as for advanced professional or graduate study. Students obtain a broad background in individual and family development across the life span. Courses emphasize biological, psychological, social/cultural, and economic aspects of development. Through course work and undergraduate internships, students develop skills relevant to career objectives, such as counseling, human assessment, program planning and evaluation, and research.