Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)
With a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science, you’ll graduate with in-depth knowledge of child growth and development, family dynamics, and family relationships that will help you begin a career in this field. You’ll learn theories and best practices of childcare at every age and get many opportunities for hands-on experience.
Directing or teaching in an early care and education center, providing early intervention for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, working with at-risk teens, or working with families to provide parenting support or linking to community services can be very rewarding. As a Human Development and Family Science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll learn techniques for working with children, youth, and their families to improve the quality of their lives. At IUP, you’ll learn strategies to support families that are developmentally appropriate and based on the most current research and practices in the field.
You may find jobs directing preschools, youth programs, child care facilities, or head start programs. You may also find employment working with families, teenage parents, senior citizens, or at-risk teens. Some students continue their educations with graduate study.