The Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies focuses on the classic and contemporary theories of human life development from infancy through adulthood including family and societal issues. This undergraduate bachelor’s program has been approved by the Early Childhood Education Training Institution by the Council for Professional Recognition, which offers the national Child Development Associate (CDA) designation.
In addition, courses in the program can help you prepare to pursue these certifications:
View the university catalog for complete details on the courses you should select to prepare for these certifications.
Important note: This bachelor’s degree does not lead to licensure to become a K-12 schoolteacher. In addition, individual states often require additional hands-on training, internships, or site visits not provided by our university. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all licensure/certification requirements in the state in which you plan to seek employment.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate fluency in the terminology, tools, and methods used in the field of child and family development.
- Describe the contributions of multiple theories or practices to the field of child and family development, both within and across disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesize multiple information sources and points of view into a discussion of major child and family development issues.
- Present a project or paper linking knowledge from work, community, or research activities with knowledge acquired in the study of child and family development.
- Explain diverse perspectives on contested issues in child and family development, including an articulation of how these issues might be addressed in social, political, or personal settings.