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Family and Human Development ,BS

Family and Human Development, BS

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Family and Human Development

Adolescence, Behavior, Child Development, Childcare, Counselor, Domestic Violence, Family Studies, Family and Human Development, Marriage, School Psychologist, Sexuality, Therapist, Therapy, counseling, parenting

If you've dreamed of a rewarding career that impacts the lives of children, youth and families, you'll want to first develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills that are key to your success whichever field you plan to enter.

Program Description

The BS degree program in family and human development focuses on the well-being of children, youth and families.

This program offers courses on the development of the individual and family throughout the lifespan. Students majoring in family and human development examine contemporary issues in society and how they impact families. Students also develop proficiency in written communication, computer skills, statistical analysis and research methodology.

Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in family and human development may not pursue a concurrent degree with the Bachelor of Science in sociology due to the high level of overlap in curriculum. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: Generalprogram math intensity general

Required Courses (Major Map)
Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online
ASU Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

ASU Local

Earn an ASU degree with ASU Local, an integrated college experience where students take advantage of in-person success coaching and programming experiences on site while completing one of 130+ undergraduate online degrees that come with online faculty interaction and tutoring support. Learn more about ASU Local.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/MyPath2ASU.

Global Opportunities
Global Experience

Students can explore different cultures and social dynamics through studying abroad while developing in-demand professional skills including teamwork and problem solving. Students can stay on track academically while earning ASU credit over winter or spring break trips. Opportunities available include home stays, which allow students to make connections with families in other countries. https://goglobal.asu.edu/

Career Opportunities

A bachelor's degree in family and human development prepares students for a rewarding career in child and family advocacy, education and social services or for graduate work in counseling, research and applied fields.

This program provides excellent preparation for future graduate work in:

  • counseling
  • health-related professions
  • law
  • social work

It also prepares undergraduates for direct entry into positions in:

  • business
  • government
  • social service

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
1.3%
$72,220
3.8%
$47,110
8.0%
$58,120
7.0%
$63,490
22.3%
$51,340
  
not available
34.6%
$62,940
2.5%
$31,930
17.0%
$69,600
11.7%
$48,430
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Contact Information

What are Accelerated Programs?
Accelerated Programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a New Program?
ASU adds new programs to Degree Search frequently. Come back often and look for the “New Programs” option.
What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See https://asuonline.asu.edu/ for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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