Human Development (B.S.)

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Our program focuses on applying knowledge and skills to make a difference in people's lives. We use theory and practice to understand and work with children and adults in the context of different families, communities, and cultures.

What You'll Study:

  • 120 credit hours for a bachelor of science degree, including Virginia Tech's Pathways or Curriculum for Liberal Education (CLE)
  • 45 credits in Human Development courses, including
    • Childhood and Adolescence
    • Adulthood and Aging
    • Family Relationships
    • Principles of Human Services
    • Family Financial Management
  • Field study work with a local human services organization
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Director of Graduate Studies