You’re driven to make a difference.
We’re driven to make that possible.
People are dynamic and complex. So is human growth and development. That’s because we’re shaped by so many factors: genetics, family, religion, relationships, social establishments. When you understand the intricacies of those dynamics, you’re in a unique position to help people brave some of life’s most difficult challenges.
Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies online from Maryville University, and learn how people develop within the context of the family and society. Gain an understanding of human development across the life cycle by choosing from four tracks: Early Childhood Development, Youth Development, Family Life Education, or Adult Development and Aging. Or, choose the 30-credit Child Life Specialist concentration, designed to help you pursue professional certification and work in a hospital setting as a Certified Child Life Specialist.
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Why choose our bachelor’s in human development and family studies?
You’re driven to make a difference, and we’re driven to make that possible. Our bachelor’s in human development and family studies program is designed to help you build a sense of community with your colleagues. Through coursework, projects, and other interactive opportunities, you’ll connect and interact with classmates, professors, advisors, and support staff.
Here’s what you can expect with our program:
Apply with no fee and no SAT/ACT required
Explore financial aid and transfer credit friendly admission
Access coursework 100% online
Benefit from a curriculum that follows the 10 content areas of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
Learn from industry professionals and experienced practitioners
Get field-ready with immersive coursework and service-learning opportunities