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Learn why and how humans develop the way they do throughout their life. Build more compassionate and effective solutions for societal challenges. Directly impact lives and relationships.
With an Oregon State bachelor of science degree in human development and family sciences you can change the world for the better — one person, family and community at a time.
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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, HDFS 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.”