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B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

Study the full range of human stages, from infancy to adolescence to the elderly, and explore family relationships that shape the individual. You'll gain a framework that empowers you to help others improve their quality of life. This interdisciplinary, human development major connects you with new knowledge in psychology, family therapy, anthropology, and other fields exploring the individual, and society.

What you'll study
"Life-Span Human Development" is one foundational course that captures the essence of the human development and family studies major. Investigate the earliest stages of life and the final stages leading to death—and everything in between. An application course challenges you to research or practice your talents in the community.

How you'll learn more
NSU's strong emphasis on comprehensive health care gives you a holistic and empathetic perspective. More than 20 NSU clinics serve the community's physical and mental health needs. You'll glean from a range of dedicated research programs, such as those for early childhood, substance abuse, and technology. Connect with current authors visiting campus, or become an author and present your research at NSU—and beyond.

Where it can take you
Social work, geriatric care, and counseling exemplify the type of work pursued by graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Consider a graduate program and earn professional credentials in psychology, family therapy, or education.  With the issues facing individuals at every stage of life, there is no shortage of work to be done.

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Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career.

4-Year Plan of Study