Earn an HDFS degree close to home at Penn State Fayette: prepare for a career in Human Development and Family Studies with a Bachelor of Science in HDFS.
Human Development and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of psychology, biology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, history, social work, and philosophy. It is a field for people who like to work with children, teens, families, and adults. Students have hands-on experiences through a variety of internships, fieldwork, classwork, and volunteer work. Coursework includes the study of human development from conception to death, theories and research on development, ethics and social policy, family development and relationships, social problems and issues, and physical and mental health.
We offer a 2-year Associate Degree program as well as a 4-year Bachelor's Degree program. The baccalaureate degree enables students to enter the job market immediately prepared to use the skills acquired with their degree. Graduates of the Human Development and Family Studies program at Penn State Fayette are professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in their communities. The baccalaureate degree provides excellent preparation for master's- or doctoral-level graduate study in social work, counseling, education or health sciences