More than a career. A calling.
Human development and family sciences (HDFS) focuses on understanding human development from birth through adulthood.
Discover how lives and relationships develop within the context of family, school, work and society.
Use and create scientific knowledge to build compassionate and effective solutions for 21st century social challenges.
At Oregon State, we equip you with skills and experience that align with your interests. With a bachelor’s degree in HDFS, you join an expanding field with numerous career opportunities.
Enjoy working with kids? Earn a degree focused in childhood development.
Want to make a difference in the community? Explore the human services option.
Not sure, but working with and for people gets you excited? Learn more about our general option.
Regan Benitez, ’21
Currently attending Portland State University’s Master of Social Work program
“I always knew I wanted to work with people. I wanted something that was ever changing and that made a difference in the community. That led me to human development and family sciences.”