The Human Development and Family Studies bachelor's degree focuses on the study of human development within the contexts of the family, the community, and the broader national and international culture.
In the online Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies program, you will:
We are honored to have been designated an approved Early Childhood Education Training Institution by the Council for Professional Recognition, which offers the national Child Development Associate (CDA) designation (www.cdacouncil.org).
Important Note: This bachelor's degree program does not lead to licensure to become a K-12 schoolteacher. In addition, while this program offers the academic background you need for careers in early childhood, individual states often require additional hands-on training or site visitation 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.
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