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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

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.

The largest and most diverse unit at Arizona State University:

  • Top 5 for best qualified graduates, according to Wall Street Journal
  • Top 20 for humanities research, according to the National Science Foundation
  • 20,000 enrolled students, 89 undergraduate majors, 134 graduate degrees and 22 interdisciplinary schools and departments
  • $115 million in research expenditures
  • #1 university in the nation for innovation

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.

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Next Start Date:

01/13/2020
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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 including:

  • 306 Endowments
  • 12 Named Chairs
  • 14 Named Professorships
  • 1 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • 1 MacArthur Fellow
  • 3 Nobel Laureates

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

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:

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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