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
$297 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.
Choice This program is available either online or as a blend of online course work and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon.
Start terms
4 per year

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

Embrace your passion for helping others

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.

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 delivered online by OSU Ecampus. The CPHHS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State 

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide 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 counseling, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.


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