Online Bachelor of Science in Family & Human Development

The Bachelor of Science in family and human development will equip you with specialized knowledge in human development from infancy through the life span as well as the formation, development, and dissolution of families.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As part of the School of Social and Family Dynamics in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we provide you with an excellent liberal arts education that enables you to develop strong research, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Through a broad range of courses and learning opportunities you'll develop proficiency in written communication, statistics, and research methods while honing a unique ability to communicate clearly and listen carefully.

As a student pursuing a BS in family and human development, you'll take a variety of courses on contemporary issues related to the development of individuals and families as they relate to their diverse social worlds. These courses cover such topics as life span human development, adolescence, marriage and family relationships, parenting, and the impact of ethnicity, culture, gender, and work on individual development and family interaction patterns. Our graduates routinely go on to successful careers in social services, government, and business. Others benefit from a highly dynamic and interactive learning experience and go on to pursue graduate and doctoral degrees in family and developmental sciences, counseling, social work, medicine, and law.

Although Certification for Child Life cannot be earned at ASU, students can take a series of courses outlined by their academic advisor allowing them to meet the required coursework portion of the CCLS eligibility requirements. Visit childlife.org to learn more about the eligibility requirements for certification.

Featured courses


FAS 331: Marriage and Family Relationships (SB)


FAS 370: Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (SB & C)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)


SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)


SOC 391: Research Methods (L or SB)


FAS 361: Research Methods (L or SB)


FAS 101: Personal Growth in Human Relationships (SB)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Family & Human Development have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $60,360

Family and Consumer Sciences Professor (FACS Professor)


Growth: 7.8 %
Salary: $71,630

Government Programs Specialist


Growth: 6.0 %
Salary: $44,400

Guidance Counselor


Growth: 12.6 %
Salary: $55,410

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)


Growth: 23.4 %
Salary: $48,790

Politician


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $25,630

Preschool Teacher


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $28,990

Social Services Director


Growth: 18.0 %
Salary: $64,100

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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