With a bachelor's degree in human development and family studies, you can pursue professions in many areas directly or with further education and credentials, including:
- Early childhood teaching or Director Qualifications
- Health Professions
- Long-term care administration
- Community outreach
- Human services with families and individuals of any age group
- Social services
- Law enforcement and corrections
To prepare for your specific career aspirations, you will select a concentration. We also offer a gerontology interdisciplinary minor and early childhood Director Qualifications preparation options.
Seeking a minor in gerontology prepares you to meet the needs of our aging population and sets you apart as someone with the skills necessary to enter this rewarding, in-demand career field.
If your interests lie in early childhood, you may consider customizing your course schedule to prepare you to apply for Director Qualifications upon graduation, opening the door to director or substitute director opportunities in a child care center in Colorado.
Utilizing skills learned through our core curriculum and personalization options, graduates of the H.D.F.S. program work in a variety of human service settings. Early childhood care and education programs, youth services organizations, long-term care centers, and Head Start programs have hired past graduates. You are also prepared for earning an advanced degree in a field such as counseling or behavioral sciences.