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
$318 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
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences – Online

Curriculum

The human development and family sciences (HDFS) major provides current knowledge, practical skills and opportunities for hands-on learning to help students excel in fields dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families. You will learn from faculty who recognize the critical importance of engaging in ethical practices that promote human dignity, social justice, and empowerment.

Degree requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits – including at least 60 upper-division credits – are required to graduate with your HDFS bachelor's degree. Complete curriculum details for the general HDFS option are available on OSU's academic catalog.

For information about OSU's Baccalaureate Core, visit our bacc core details page.

Sample course topics

  • Adult development and aging
  • Children and youth with disabilities
  • Families and poverty
  • Family, school, and community collaborations
  • Family studies
  • Family violence and neglect
  • Human sexuality
  • Infant and child development
  • Parenting research and application

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. You can combine your HDFS studies with a minor in health management and policy, or minor in leadership to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's competitive job market.

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