Careers: B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences – Online

Learn how a degree in HDFS differs from Sociology and Psychology degrees. Play

Learn how a degree in HDFS differs from Sociology and Psychology degrees.

A bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences equips graduates with the knowledge for a variety of career opportunities, especially in the helping professions, such as social services, counseling and education. This is a growing industry offering many opportunities for jobs. Based on the most current report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in this field are projected with faster than average growth over other career fields. 

This degree program can open doors to a variety of careers and is a great first step towards graduate school.

Sample job titles of HDFS graduates:

Tomas Tellez talking about the advantages of the human development and family sciences online degree program at Oregon State. Play

Tomas Tellez talks about how Oregon State's online degree program in human development and family sciences allowed him to study while building his career.

  • Youth program specialist
  • Caseworker for seniors
  • Community activity director
  • Housing service worker
  • Social worker
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Emergency relief worker
  • Adoption agency counselor
  • Childcare coordinator

 For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. OSU Ecampus Career Services is also a great resource for career information.

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