At the undergraduate level, the department offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree through five options:
- adult development and aging
- child and adolescent development
- elementary education/child development
- family science
- social work in family science or social work in adult development and aging
NEW! Accelerated Masters Program (BS + MS Degrees) in Human Development and Family Science. High-achieving undergraduates can complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in 5 years.
Human Development and Family Science majors are prepared to work in a variety of areas related to children, aging adults, and families. Employment opportunities include parent and family life educators, extension agents, child protection service professionals, financial counselors, nursing home activity directors, credit specialists, and directors of child care licensing.
For details about our programs and coursework, visit the HDFS Undergraduate Bulletin Pages
To apply to NDSU, visit the Office of Admission
For information on careers in HDFS, see our Career Planning page.