Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Choice This program is available either 100% online or as a blend of online coursework and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences – Online

Embrace your passion for helping others

Experience matters. OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences builds on a 100-year-plus legacy of ensuring health and well-being for people across the lifespan—in the United States and beyond.

Be part of a rewarding career that empowers individuals, families and communities to survive and thrive. HDFS majors explore how individuals develop and become resilient over time — particularly within the contexts of family, school, work and society. They also consider how difficult environments, such as living in poverty, can make lives and relationships more challenging.

Karen Hooker explains what a human development and family sciences (HDFS) degree online degree is. Play

Interested in learning more about the study of individual development across the entire life span? Take a look at the human development and family sciences degree offered online through OSU Ecampus.

This degree program is offered by OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) and is delivered online by OSU Ecampus. The CPHHS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Learn in Portland

If you live in the Portland region and want to complement your online student experience with face-to-face learning, you can do so at the new OSU Portland Center at Pioneer Square.

Learn more about this innovative approach that combines the convenience of online learning with valuable in-person sessions that create a sense of community and enhance student success.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

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