Human Development and Family Sciences general option

The HDFS general option enables you to take an interdisciplinary approach to families and human development across the lifespan within the contexts of school, work and communities. It will prepare you for careers in schools and in the helping professions, or will position you to pursue advanced academic degrees in a variety of fields. It offers tremendous flexibility and is especially beneficial if you also seek a related major such as ethnic studies, pre-nursing, psychology, sociology, Spanish or public health.


Future Students


Current Students

General catalog

Use the general catalog to view courses offered in the program.

Option sheet

Use an option sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.

Sample plan

Sample plans are a guide to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their OSU academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.
HDFS General Option Sample Plan (pdf)

Academic advising

Schedule an academic advising appointment.

Additional resources


Degree available through Ecampus

If you are a new student with Ecampus, complete the online orientation through Ecampus. When the orientation is complete the Ecampus advisor will contact you.