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Make a difference in the lifelong health of people and families.
Corvallis Ecampus Bend
In our nationally ranked human development and family sciences (HDFS) program, you’ll address human development across all ages and learn how to help improve the human condition.
Study human development to be part of a rewarding career that empowers individuals, families and communities to survive and thrive.
Picture life as an HDFS student.
Required classes for HDFS majors.
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Select an option that matches your interests and career goals, whether it’s working with children, the elderly or providing services for families and communities.
Help a child develop the social and emotional skills to thrive. Provide comfort and care to an aging adult. Help a family work through trauma.
HDFS is an important and expanding field, and there are numerous career opportunities. According to College Factual, human development, family sciences and human services careers are expected to grow 10% between 2016-2026.
*These roles may require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify.
Nyssa Cronin, ’20
“I chose to major in human development and family sciences because of my interest in understanding why people do the things they do, how people navigate different relationships within their life, and how or why communities struggle or thrive.”
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