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Human development and family sciences examines human development across the life span within the context of families, schools, communities and other social and cultural environments. This rigorous yet flexible degree brings theory and practice together, preparing students for rewarding careers in helping professions related to social justice issues.
The program's emphasis on developing strong critical thinking, communication, writing and research skills also provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in counseling, social work, education, psychology and more. Additionally, HDFS students can complement their major with an OSU minor online such as public health, psychology, sociology or leadership, to name a few.
This degree program is offered by OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) and delivered online by OSU Ecampus. The CPHHS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Advantages of an Oregon State University online degree
- All classes are developed by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
- OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- Enhance your degree with a minor. OSU Ecampus offers a diverse selection of minors online.
- Online students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.
- Students can study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
With more than 1,000 online courses in more than 90 subjects, discover how Oregon State Ecampus can turn your passion into a lifelong career.
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