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HDFS undergraduate option
Help children reach their full potential
With the child development option, within the human development and family sciences major at Oregon State, you’ll help children reach their full potential. Support young children’s development in early childhood settings.
All child development students complete an internship at the Oregon State University Child Development Center while earning college credit.
Once you graduate, you will be prepared to pursue careers in early childhood programs or classrooms.
Or, you may opt for graduate school in education, special education, human development and family sciences, psychology and other areas related to child development.
*These roles may require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify.
Jennifer Macias Morris, ’11
Jennifer says that earning her degree in human development and family sciences enabled her to learn about the different stages of development with children and the ability to understand how relationships work within diverse communities.
Jennifer was recently recognized as one of America’s 20 most inspiring educators.
With a double degree in HDFS and Education, you can earn dual licensure at the pre-kindergarten and elementary school levels. You can choose one of these paths:
Be sure to meet with your advisor to discuss these options.
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.
If you have questions regarding classes, student clubs or campus, our peer advisors would love to chat. Call or email them for advice.
For questions about the program, application process or requirements, contact our director of student recruitment and admissions, David Cortez, MEd.