Whether you’re just graduating high school, are elsewhere in the workforce, or are already working at a human services organization and want to improve your ability to assist those in need, a Human Development and Family Studies degree from Penn State DuBois enables you to positively impact the lives of others. All credits earned in the HDFS Associate program transfer to the Bachelor program, so that if you decide to continue your education you can do so, easily. The professional options available to those holding an HDFS degree from Penn State DuBois are almost limitless.
The associate (2-year) degree in HDFS at DuBois integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning.
There are three options available for the associate degree.
- Adult Development and Aging Services Option
- Children, Youth, and Family Services Option
- Early Childhood Care and Education Option