Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)

Department of Human Development & Family Studies

You’ve always wanted to help people who aren’t treated like others because of a disability or race or religious beliefs. You become especially frustrated when people judge others based on lifestyle choices. And if a child needs help, forget about it — you’ve got to do something. That’s just who you are. You want to help make things better. But how do you do that?

One way is to earn an Associate or Bachelor degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) from Penn State DuBois. Whether you quietly impact one life at a time or you speak to the masses to encourage broad change, and HDFS degree from Penn State DuBois prepares you to empower the people.

Penn State DuBois offers two degrees in Human Development and Family Studies designed to prepare students for careers as human service workers: the associate (2-year) degree and the baccalaureate (4-year) degree. All of the credits earned in the associate degree program apply toward the baccalaureate degree. This enables students who wish to begin college by earning an associate degree to continue studying toward a bachelor’s degree without loss of credit or time.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)