Human Development & Family Studies

 
Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) provides students with an understanding of human development and family relationships across the lifespan. The HDFS curriculum prepares graduates for professional careers related to working with children, youth, adults and families in social and human service settings.

Core coursework focuses on lifespan development (from infancy through old age) and family issues and processes. All students complete an internship or practicum as part of their academic requirements. 

The Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies comprises of six concentrations: Case Management for Individuals and Families, Child and Youth Development, Family Life Education, Gerontology, Nursing Home Administration and Human Services Technology (for associate degree earners).


Finish at StarkFamily Life Education Concentration

Students can complete all requirements for the B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies in the Family Life Education concentration at Kent State Stark.


Finish at StarkNursing Home Administration Concentration

Students can complete all requirements for the B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies in the Nursing Home Administration concentration at Kent State Stark.


Finish at StarkGerontology Concentration

Students can complete all requirements for the B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies in the Gerontology concentration at Kent State Stark.


Other HDFS Concentrations - Finish at the Kent Campus
Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their HDFS degree.


Finish at StarkHuman Development & Family Studies Minor

Students can complete all the requirements for the human development and family studies minor at Kent State Stark.